New Aberfeldy single malts with Madeira finish in travel value shops
The Highlandstrengthens its presence in global travel retail market with two exclusive new bottlings with statement
Bacardi-owned distillery, Aberfeldy, is launching a 16 year old and a 21 year old with Madeira into global travel retail in September. The Gebr. Heinemann stores worldwide were selected as sales partners.
Bual and Malvasia grapes
The two new expressions have both been finished for up to 12 months in ex-Bual casks and ex-Malvasia Malmsey casks. While the dark Madeira wines from the white, aromatic bual grape are rather semi-sweet, the white grape variety malvasia (engl. malmsey) produces very sweet and probably the most famous Madeira wines. The additional period in this combination of casks should create the perfect balance between the honeyed richness of Aberfeldy and the sweet notes of Madeira wines, and give the single malts classic Madeira notes of caramel, peaches, orange peel and burnt . master Stephanie Macleod said: "Aberfeldy has those similar sweet, rich notes that Madeira wine is famously known for. By using Madeira casks, I can further develop the layers of present in Aberfeldy’s honeyed-rich characters, resulting in a whisky with extra spiciness."
Both new expressions are single malt portfolio at global retail. They will be available worldwide in the travel value shops at airports at a price of about $110 for the 16 year old (1 litre) and about $195 for the 21-year-old Madeira finish (0.7 litre).of 40% and complement Aberfeldy’s exclusive