Aerstone Sea Cask 10 Year
Aerstone // Scotland
Aerstone Sea Cask is one of two 10 year old single malt Scotch whiskies launched by William Grant & Sons (the owners of the Glenfiddich and Balvenie Scotch whisky distilleries, amongst others). The Aerstone whiskies aim to 'demystify' whisky for beginners. The Sea Cask is described as the ‘smooth and easy choice'. The distillery where this is produced is not disclosed. This single malt launched in the UK in mid-September 2018 and launched in the US in September 2019.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Ahoy me hearties! Feel that briny aroma, that blend of seaweed and minerals, hit your nose. Vanilla and Play-Doh also work their way in there. It's soft to taste, however, with the butter and vanilla well counterpointed by salted caramel. There's also a hint of ginger. Calm waters on a sunny day rather than a rough storm. "