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Profile: An overview of the Aerstone Land Cask
- Powerful peaty: The Aerstone Land Cask offers distinctive peat smoke - and is still creamy and soft.
- Proud Lowlander: The Ailsa Bay distillery has been producing on the west coast of the once so diverse whiskey region of the Lowlands since 2007, which today only houses a few distilleries.
- A lot of tradition: The Ailsa Bay distillery is still relatively young, but behind it are the long-established whiskey icons by William Grant & Sons, including owners of Glenfiddich and Balvenie.
- Mature age: 10 years in a barrel are now very unusual in the lower price regions for single malts.
- Lande's brother: The Aerstone Land Cask matured inland. If you prefer a non-smoky whiskey, go for the Aerstone Sea Cask, matured on the coast, near the sea.
- Great price-pleasure ratio: A balanced, powerful peaty single malt whiskey with 10 years maturity at this price? Access.
Portrait: What defines the Aerstone Land Cask.
With the Aerstone Land Cask, William Grant & Sons offer an excellent malt whiskey for all friends of the peaty-smoky faction - and at an unusually low price for a 10-year-old. This makes it easy to get started in the world of sophisticated, smoky single malts. But die-hard whiskey connoisseurs are also likely to click their tongues here.
William Grant? Aren't they ...? That's right: this is the legendary family of whiskeys that own the Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie distilleries. Located in the "Whiskey Capital" Dufftown in the Speyside area, the Grants made whiskey history. Without their courage to make the Glenfiddich nationwide available as a single malt and not only to use it namelessly for blends, today's diverse whiskey landscape would not exist.
With the Aerstone, the Grants are now opening a new chapter outside of their home in the Highlands. In 2007, William Grant & Sons built Ailsa Bay Distillery on the west coast of the Lowlands on the site of the Gravan Whiskey Distillery Girvan. The ultra-modern Ailsa Bay distillery - unlike other distilleries - is very flexible in production and can produce five different raw fires. The 16 stills are modeled on those of Balvenie. And one of the distillery's goals is to produce a whiskey that will replace the Balvenie in Grant's blends. So that the Balvenie can fill more than single malt.
At Ailsa Bay, independent Lowland Single Malt is also distilled.
The first widely available bottlings are offered under the name Aerstone. There is the smoky variant, the Land Cask described here. And also a non-smoky brother, the "Sea Cask". As the name suggests, the Sea Cask was stored near the sea, the Land Cask further inland.
Our tip: try both!
Tasting Notes: This is how the Aerstone Land Cask tastes
- Aroma: Spicy peat smoke, smoked bacon around the campfire, with a fine sweetness and notes of citrus.
- Taste: Very soft and creamy on the tongue. Peat smoke remains very present, but the sweetness becomes clearer. Caramelized sugar, liquorice and candied apples mix with fruity notes and the oak of the barrel.
- Finish: The peat smoke remains long and warm next to the vanilla sweetness.
|Bottler:||Wm Grant & Sons|
|Product Type:||Single Malt Whisky|
|Responsible food business operator:||William Grant & Sons Deutschland GmbH, Gertigstraße 12-14, 22303 Hamburg, Deutschland|
|Manufacturer:||The Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Banffshire AB55 4DH, Großbritannien|
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