There's something about single malt whiskies that make whisky connoisseurs sit up and listen. Then you have single malt scotch whiskies that are pretty much the Rolls-Royce of the whisky world. Originating from the Speyside region, Aberlour's latest range of single malt whiskies stand out for its use of double cask maturation. It's time-consuming, but hey, someone has to do it. The process sees unaged whisky matured simultaneously in both Sherry butts and American oak barrels for a minimum of ten years, with the former adding a rich, full-bodied fruitiness to the spirit while the latter aparts notes of sweet vanilla. Curious for a taste of these deep amber quaffs? In addition to the 12-year-old edition on the market right now, August will see the 16 and 18-year-old editions hitting our shores.
You can also look out for Aberlour's cask-strength A'bunadh in July. Coming straight from the cask without chill-filtration and alcohol reduction, this heavy, intense spirit is not one for the faint at heart. Matured exclusively in Spanish oloroso sherry butts, the spirit boasts a heavy body loaded with deep, rich flavour.
Aberlour's 16 and 18-year-old single double cask matured whiskies will arrive at whisky bars in Singapore from August while the A'bunadh will be available from July. More details here.