Diageo has released a 38-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from The Singleton of Glen Ord distillery, with only 1,689 bottles available globally.
The cask strength whisky was drawn from eight casks and underwent a 26-year secondary maturation, the longest in the brand’s history.
After 12 years of ageing, the whisky was poured into a selection of experimental casks of ex-Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez oloroso-seasoned casks and new American oak casks.
With an ABV of 49.6%, The Singleton 38-Year-Old is said to have aromas of red apple, mango and candied citrus fruit, leading to flavours of cinnamon-spiced baked apple, caramel fudge, a trace of salt and a touch of Szechuan pepper.
Maureen Robinson, master of malts, said: “The Singleton 38-year-old was crafted during an era that was very exciting at The Singleton – a time of flavour experimentation an innovation across our whisky-making.
“Selecting new American oak casks was very new for us at the time at the distillery and we decided on a lengthy secondary maturation to continue to unlock the decadent layers of flavour in this single malt.”
For more information, go to thesingleton.com