Cadenheads 12yo Blend 46%. Batch 10.
BLENDED USING THE FOLLOWING WHISKIES: Benrinnes and Girvan added to the previous vattings that included Balmenach, Benrinnes, Dailuaine, Glenfarclas & Invergordon Single Gain
This blended whisky is matured in a sherry solera system whereby we will only ever bottle half of the vatting before topping up the casks.
The whisky is bottled at 46% and contains 65% Malt whisky and 35% Grain whisky. Although the bottling will change slightly with each bottling the aim is to retain a solid sherry influence in the blend.
Nose: Very smooth nose with a delightful rounded sweet sherry note with some coca and vanilla pod. Fresh churned toffee sweets and then a little warming spice notes, the nose is much older than the age statement.
Taste: Smooth and elegant fruits are the first thing you will notice with this dram, the flavours just go on and on. Some red berries as one would expect with a rich 55% milk chocolate just to add more depth. The taste keeps going with a delicate truffle note and red berries come back in for one last blast of richness on the mid palate.
Finish: Long sweet notes cling to the side of the palate then you get this stunning effect of warm fruit cake and a little sweet sherry and coca mingling with some sweet spices.
You can read Mark Watts Blog about how the blends have been created here (https://www.cadenhead.scot/2018/12/wm-cadenhead-12yo-blend-blending-process/).