||6 yrs; American Oak; Blackberry Wine Finish|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Shelter Point (Vancouver Island, British Columbia)|
Shelter Point double barreled some of their whisky in French oak blackberry wine casks - here is something unique! They selected 2 of their best single malt casks and finished them for about 45 days, after 6 years in American oak.
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2017
Coconut, vanilla, caramel, pineapple, and rich orchard fruit and sharp baking spice. Big on the palate – spicy, rich, and full of grain and milk chocolate notes even amidst all the fruit sitting overtop. Lots of rich dried fruit, particularly apricot – frankly, it’s remarkable how well the apricot fits in. The finish rides on a wave of vanilla. My favorite Shelter Point to date. It doesn’t have the finish of some of the artisanal cask finishes but it brings a whole lot to the table…
Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average, based on $80.