We have but a few Whiskies of our last bottling left and The Whisky Agents have been busy trying to find an adequate sequel to the great Whisky we got to deliver to you last time.
Last week we visited Stefans new warehouse and tasting room. He climbed around on the stacks of casks to gather up six samples of different Whiskies. Two from ex-bourbon, two from sherry and two from peaty casks that previously held Whisky from the famous Islay distillery Laphroaig. Now I am often a little weary about juice that has been matured in smoky casks because it can taste a little disjointed. But we decided to take the sherry and Laphroaig samples home for further studies (aka. sipping) since we just bottled a bourbon version last time around.
A week later we tried the samples at various strengths and did find the 8 year old ex-Laphroaig to be quite impressive. We did leave it at cask strength, which was only around 48% vol. anyway.
It tastes like a candy of Marder Whisky (sweet, malty, creamy and fudgey) with a wrapper of Laphroaig ashyness around it. Sounds good right. Well it is…
We will let you know as soon as the Agents Whisky 2.0 is for sale.
We proudly present our very own bottling of Single Malt Whisky. How this came about you ask? Remember a while back we dove into crafting a Whisky-Spirit. Back then we contacted Stefan, from the Marder Distillery, if he could give us his expertise on the matter. We hit it off quite well and have been in contact ever since. He is a great guy and when we approached him about bottling some of his Whisky for The Whisky Agents he was all in. For starters he equipped us with samples from three different casks which we then tasted in various strengths. One of them truly stood out to us. It was the content of an American oak cask which had been medium charred. The nose was wonderfully sweet and elegant. On the palette the fudgey sweetness persisted with barley sugar and a good touch of oak. But the most amazing part was the mouthfeel. It was oily and creamy, almost as if you could chew on this stuff. That texture was less apparent once we reduced the strength so we decided to bottle this beauty at cask strength. At a whopping 58.4% it delivers all the aromatic goodness coming out of this six year old cask. Enjoy
I am proud to name this our fist independent bottling and hope you enjoy it just as much as we do. It is available in very limited quantities at the Restaurant “Schlössle” in Laufenburg, DE.