Balmenach 11 Year Old, Sherry Cask, Raw Cask by Blackadder
This Speyside single malt Scotch whisky is rare, with only 268 bottles worldwide. Balmenach has a sherry cask finish.
Balmenach was drawn at cask strength from a single cask. It retains all its natural cask sediments as well as all of its natural oils and fats. There was no colour added and no chill filtration. It was distilled at Balmenach Distillery on February 11th, 2008 and bottled by Blackadder in October 2019.
Blackadder’s philosophy is very simple – they believe that the Cask is King. Sixty to seventy percent of the flavours in a whisky are taken up slowly from the cask as the spirit lies maturing in the warehouse. The action of changing temperature draws the spirit in and out of the cask. Every cask is unique, with its own fingerprint. This is why they bottle most of their whiskies from single casks. They don’t believe in chilling or otherwise heavily filtering their whiskies, and they never, repeat never, add caramel colouring and flavouring to their spirits. They have always believed the personalities of their whiskies are colourful enough.