Inspired by last week’s Scottish Spirits news about whisky in cans I was venturing around the nether regions of the whisky industry with the help of my favourite search engine. I came across an interesting company
The Macallan 10 yo CS is not easy to come by these days and you have to be prepared to pay significantly more than for the standard sherried 10 yo. Yet I was fortunate enough to secure 2 samples of different batches.
Yesterday saw the announcment of Scottish Spirits Ltd. to offer whisky in cans in some markets in Central and South America. The company was in the news last year because of misleading ads. I think it’s time to look a little closer.
After my journey to Islay in May 2010 I thought it would be only consequent to also visit the other whisky focal point in Scotland, Speyside. The Spring Festival 2010 is taking place from 28th April to 2nd May.
A rather spicy sherried malt – probably a refill – with a great nose and a strong palate with enough richness to counter the spices. It benefits from adding water. Just the finish is over a bit too soon. – Rating: 85/100