As the sixth Master Blender at William Grant and Sons, I am the first to be awarded the opportunity of selecting casks from our rarest reserves. Rich. fragrant and fruity. Nutty sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla, with a tiny hint of smoke. Deep fruitiness layered with rich to ffee sweetness. Its slightly spicy character reveals an intriguing combination of dry wood smoke and sherry oak appears when a few drops of water are added.
William Grant and Sons have chosen freely from over one thousand casks, many of which contain incredibly special spirits. This 21 Yrs release from the Rare Cask Reserves Collection is marrying of malts from deeply respected distilleries. This exceptional release is a whisky that gives me enormous personal satisfaction, and one that I created with great care and dedication. Together with Kevin Abrook, William Grand and Son's Global Whisky Specialist , we have selected this particular spirit as it most closely matches the palette of the true whisky enthusiasts with whom we have a close relationship in New Jersey. It has been an enormous pleasure to welcome such devotees sf whisky into our unique and personal journey with Rare Cask Reserves - one which seeks to push the boundaries of blending excellence in a manner that, we believe, would win the deepest respect of our founder, William Grant.
When Brian Kinsman, our master Blender, was given access to the William grant Family's private collection of unique and revered whiskies, he was given free rein to create truly individual expressions, which together are known as Rare Cask Reserves. This exceptional one off expression is a jewel of the collection - and exquisitely rare selected blend which is a compelling example of our Master blender's finest whisky artistry. Kinsman carefully chose aged whiskies from the family's vaults (all upwards of 21 years old) and married the whiskies in hand picked oak casks. he then allowed time to take its course, enabling the flavors to meld and mellow. The marriage of these special spirits has resulted in a finite batch of individually numbered exquisite bottles, which together push and boundaries of excellence in the blending of finest whiskies.