Whisky legends Richard ‘The Nose’ Paterson OBE and Ian MacMillan recently released their latest collaboration, Wolfcraig Distillers’ 14 Year Old Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky.
The whisky has been matured in three distinct types of sherry cask; Amontillado, Oloroso and Muscatel casks, all handpicked by Paterson from Bodega San Andreas in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
This Deluxe Blend is the third release by the partnership of master blenders at the helm of Wolfcraig. In recent months, the Scottish company has released a 30 Year Old Premium Blend whisky and a Premium Distilled gin.
Now, with 4,500 bottles available, this is Wolfcraig’s biggest release to date.
“These specially selected sherry casks give a unique and flavourful finish, which suggests a greater age than the 14 years stated on the label,” said Paterson, known for his work at The Dalmore, among others, in a prepared statement. “This elegant blend is a golden icon of pure beauty. It’s rich and intense at first but like all good things you must wait; after all it has taken many years to consummate this loving union of different seasonings from the selected casks.
“The aftertaste of glazed tangerines, marzipan and chocolate mousse with fresh hints of spicy ginger and nutmeg provide the perfect finish to this luxurious blended whisky.”
MacMillan, an award-winning distiller with over 40 years’ experience,added: “It has been a memorable experience to work with Richard and to combine our 100 years of experience together to create an excellent product such as this.
“The triple cask finish using our selected sherries allowed us a greater flexibility in the final creation of this supreme and majestic example of Blended Scotch Whisky. This is a whisky to be shared and enjoyed in those special moments in life.”
Wolfcraig 14-Year Old’s deluxe blend is now available at wolfcraig.com, priced at £80 per bottle.