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.