About The Classic Cask 40 Year Old Rare Scotch Whisky
The use of wooden barrels to store and transport liquids dates back to 2690 B.C., when ancient Egyptians during the Early Dynastic Period began replacing clay vessels with wooden casks in order to meet the demands of their sprawling civilization. The advantages of wooden barrels were evident — not only were they less fragile than clay vessels, but their cylindrical shape allowed them to be rolled rather than carried across short distances. As settlers along the Nile quickly realized, however, barrels made from wooden staves imparted a unique color and flavor profile to the liquids stored within.
The Classic Cask 40 Year Old Rare Scotch Whisky is a 40 year-old whisky that was blended together under the supervision of renowned Master Blenders David Hallgarten and Robert Mendelshon. Together, the pair sourced some of the finest whiskies in Scotland that had already aged for 15 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Once the whiskies were identified, they were blended together and put back in their original casks for an additional 25 years. After this quarter-century beautyrest, the whiskies were finished for six more months in casks that were previously used to mature Oloroso sherry.
The Classic Cask 40 Year Old Rare Scotch Whisky has an incredible aroma of raisins, maple syrup, dates and warm spices. Notes of marzipan, figs, honeyed oak, red fruits and chili dominate the palate, and lead to a finish accented by hints of mint, oak and cherries.
The whisky earned the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014, where it was named "Best Blended Scotch 16 Years & Older"and "Best Blended Scotch Whisky."
Only 1,980 bottles of this whisky have ever been produced. Pick up a bottle of the best today!
About The Classic Cask
Alan Shayne founded Spirit Imports in 1993. An experienced veteran of the spirits industry, Shayne founded The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America. In the nearly three decades since his daughters Lauren and Gabrielle joined the family business they have built a portfolio of eight brands and dozens of releases.
The Classic Cask is a label of distinctive single barrels and strictly limited releases of Single Malt from some of the best distilleries. Each bottle is numbered in series, once a release is gone it is gone forever.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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