Scottish producer Ardgowan Distillery has released Shipwright, a blend of single malts sourced from Speyside and Highland distilleries.
The second whisky in its Clydebuilt series, Shipwright has been matured in first-fill oloroso Sherry casks and offers scents of leather, marzipan, tobacco and sandalwood.
Distillery chief executive, Martin McAdam, said: “The feedback we’ve had from Coppersmith gives us great confidence in our ability to craft premium whisky with broad appeal. I think it is our best dram yet.”
The Ardgowan Distillery Clydebuilt series showcases the skills of master whisky maker, Max McFarlane: “It is a truly sumptuous dram, made to ignite your imagination of far off lands.
On the nose, warm aromas come in waves, bringing to mind the precious cargoes of the East, with scents of marzipan, leather, Ceylon tea, dried spices, tobacco and sandalwood.
This journey continues on the palate, as bright complexities of orange peel and rich dark notes of black cherries and treacle come to the fore.
Shipwright then settles gently, dry at first, then gliding into lingering spicy notes with hints of an old leather armchair. A wonderful elegant whisky to savour alone or share with friends.”
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