Scotch Single Malt

Aerstone 10 Years Old Sea Cask (40%, OB, 2018)

Aerstone 10 Years Old Sea Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 40%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: William Grant & Sons
  • Category: single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £20
  • Origin: Undisclosed distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

Carefully matured for over 10 years in warehouses, perched on the intense environs of the Ayrshire coast, of Scotland.

Sea Cask is so-called because some of our warehouses are situated right by the sea. This impacts the maturation process and delivers a smooth whisky with a hint of sea salt.

Aerstone showcases two distinctive styles of single malt scotch whisky which are clearly defined by their taste profile on the bottle and pack.

Smooth & Easy or Rich & Smoky, you choose – sip, savour and enjoy!

Skilfully crafted, drink responsibly.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Light and floral with a subtle, nutty character. Delicate oak, malted biscuits and creamy vanilla background.
  • Palate: Lightly-toasted almonds, sweet cotton candy and a gentle vanilla oak, balanced with a touch of tannin.
  • Finish: Lingering oak with delicate sweetness.

What I say

Sampled during the Aerstone tweet tasting on 22nd May 2019 hosted by The Whisky Wire

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber gold (10/20), oily, medium rounded droplet tears, thick legs
  • Nose: Buttery, gentle cereal, raisin, fruit cake or dundee cake, fruit; apple, pear, hint of mashed banana with muskovado sugar, more toffee and malt with time.
  • Taste: Creamed rice pudding, lemon zest, ginger, white pepper spice, honeyed almonds, oaky wood, white chocolate
  • Finish: Medium-long, honeyed wood, dry zesty, dried lemon rind/pith,

Overall

Preferred over the land cask expression, this one feels much more integrated and balanced, some great flavours developing here and also a promise of things to come – I’d love to see these grow into 12, 15 or 18 year old expressions!

Score 82/100

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