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Aberfeldy Distillery, in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, uses a fresh water spring that is high in minerals. The distillery produces a single malt which reveals extensive notes of grain and fruit. Stamping its mark, the Aberfeldy single malt is the most powerful of the Midland malts. The best of these leaves a pleasant softness on the palate. For a long time limited to two official malts, one 12 year old and one 21 year old, several single casks have been released since 2009, much to the delight of connoisseurs. Aberfeldy is also the base for the famous Dewar’s blend.
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.
Cask strength simply means that the contents of the cask have not been diluted with water. This is therefore a range of whiskies that have been bottled at their natural strength without any dilution. These whiskies are also not chill filtered – enabling a finer appreciation of their character – and carry a detailed label specifying the number(s) of the cask(s) in the blend, the date of the distillation and the bottling, and usually the type of cask(s) selected. This range will delight fans of special release whiskies bottled at cask strength.
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