Borders Single Grain Scotch Whisky
R&B Distillers // Highlands, Scotland
R&B Distillers is currently building a new distillery in the Borders region of Scotland, this expression has been released to mark this new step into the Scottish whisky landscape and is said to be representative of what's to come. (Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.) Borders Single Grain is made from 50% wheat & 50% malted barley from one highland distillery and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks.
Single GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
Cask Typefinished in ex-Oloroso sherry
"Some sweet aromas hit first with praline, caramel, and toasted marshmallows but the nose also reveals some quintessential Lowlands fragrances such as orange blossom. The sherry finish brings to this overall sweetness of the grain a more nutty and dried background. The expression flows on the palate with masses of dried fruits, walnuts, oak tannins and sweet spices. Overall, a light but still vibrant dram with a finish on roasted almonds. Definitely smoother and easier to drink with a dash of water."