Firkin Rare - Aultmore 10: Marsala
Dried apricots, cloves and cinnamon potpourri. Earthy old wood dances with an opposing citrus freshness.
Swirls of rich cream and sweet honey, malty cereal and more of those dried stone and citrus fruits. Spicy oak and nuttiness.
Nut brittle with just a hint of salted smoke at the end, Firkin fabulous!
Finish: Double-Oak, Marsala Wine
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Bottle Size: 700 ml
You've stumbled upon a treasure here, the elusive Firkin Rare!
This new rendition of Firkin Rare sees a 10 year old Aultmore finished with Marsala wine.
Firkin was created by a fine gentleman named Mike Collings. A legend of the industry with an incredible track record in whisky.
Responsible for the Johnnie Walker Blue & Green Labels, The Classic Malts, Rare Malts, Distillers Edition, Flora & Fauna series, Cardhu and Royal Lochnagar, Mr. Collings is well versed in conjuring up a fine dram. You're in good hands with this one!
Mike is many things, but sensible is by far not one of them. He likes to stir the pot and poke some good-natured fun at some of the more pretentious malts out there.
That's the beautiful thing about The Firkin Whisky Co. they don't take themselves too seriously. Life is for seriously good whisky, and when your single malt is this good, you don't need to be pretentious about it.
The Firkin Whisky Co are renowned for their unique approach to cask finishes. Each dram is perfected in their own custom made, double-oak casks, and then seasoned with a perfectly paired soulmate wine.
The custom cask used to finish this Firkin Rare was a combination of American first-fill Bourbon staves & new French Limousin oak staves, seasoned with a custom char and sweet Sicilian Marsala wine.
Distilled at the Aultmore distillery on the Foggie moss burn outside Keith in Speyside, Aultmore spirit has a fresh, yet delightfully nutty and buttery profile.
Paired with mouth-watering Marsala, a fortified wine from from the Italian island of Sicily, this Firkin rare is an absolute treat and a festive favourite.
Sounds crazy right? These guys and their hand-built casks are just crazy enough to make it work. Another Firkin exceptional dram!