Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By: Ian Macleod Distillers 70cl / 59%
This mysterious Speyside single cask Scotch whisky was distilled in 2006 and matured in a single first-fill sherry butt #6175. It was bottled by Ian Macleod Distillers 14 years later at 59% with a yield of just 651 bottles for their Chieftains range.
Over the last 20 years, the Cigar Malt has built up a reputation as a quality limited release that is recommended to be paired with a fine cigar.
Limited to 1 bottle per customer.
Ian Macleod Distillers
Chieftains Cigar Malt
|Cask Type||First-Fill Sherry Butt
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Eager and aromatic, this assertive whisky almost jumps out of the glass. The nose opens with a basketful of fresh blackberries and Maraschino cherries, with lashings of milk chocolate. Next comes freshly ground coffee and stewed red apples. With time, beeswax on leather, pipe tobacco, allspice and the savoury note of soy sauce all make their presence felt, with top notes of candied ginger.
Palate: Wonderfully mouthcoating and rich from the outset. Blackberry and cherry jam, dried figs and plenty of milk chocolate with raisin and peanut. A little black coffee around the edges and a touch of umani, before those red apples, come to the fore once more with maple syrup and cinnamon dancing in the mid-palate.
Finish: Long and decadent, the chocolate and red apples linger with a touch of malt.
Comment: Beautifully well rounded, this can be enjoyed with or without water, and opens up beautifully with time. Pair with a medium-bodied cigar so as not to overwhelm its elegant and fruity top notes.
Pairing : Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios