John Crabbie & Co Unveils Rare, Sherry Cask Finished 22 Year Old Whisky

| March 18, 2022

Edinburgh, Scotland whisky producers John Crabbie & Co recently unveiled a new single cask bottling of 22 Years Old Orkney Single Malt Whisky, finished in a rare Palo Cortado Sherry cask.

Only 253 bottles of this new dram have been released under the signature of Master Blender Kirstie McCallum, who took the helm of Crabbie’s whisky portfolio last year.

This peated Orkney single malt, after spending 21 years in ex-bourbon casks, was transferred to a rare Palo Cortado Sherry cask, hand selected by McCallum before being left to rest for a final six months at Crabbie’s warehouse in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith area.

Crabbie 22 Year Orkney Cask

Crabbie 22 Year Orkney Cask (image via John Crabbie & Co)

Bottled at 47.5% ABV, the distiller’s notes describe the influence of this unusual sherry (described as Amontillado on the nose and Oloroso on the mouth) gives a complex and rounded quality to the smokiness of the finished whisky.

McCallum said in a prepared statement, “This beautiful, single cask Orkney single malt is a very special whisky, an unusual coming together of the wonderfully smoky flavors of the original bourbon-matured dram with so much depth and richness from one of the world’s rarest and most coveted sherries. It gives me enormous pride to be continuing the founder’s legacy of producing unique, unexpected and great quality whiskies for everyone to enjoy.”

Crabbie 22 Years Old Orkney Single Malt is available with a suggested retail price of £175 in the UK market.

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