French red meets Scottish gold


RIPE cherries and soft notes of apricot are said to be found in the latest expression from Perthshire distillery Aberfeldy.

Aberfeldy 15 year old is finished for around four to five months in French wine casks from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol, which is home to some of the most expensive red wines in the world, having initially been matured for 15 years in a combination of bourbon refill and re-char casks.

Stephanie Macleod, malt master at parent firm Bacardi, said the second maturation in Pomerol wine casks “intensifies Aberfeldy’s signature honeyed fruitiness with luscious layers of red berries and stone fruits”.

Bottled at 43% ABV, the new release joins Aberfeldy’s existing portfolio of single malts as a limited edition expression.