Let the magic unravel

The current issue of Outturn includes some surprises of the kind you’d like to see under your Christmas tree in a few weeks. I am confident you’ll find something to suit your taste.

With the BAT.10: Spice Cannon, we are presenting you a true sherry-blended malt. It is made using whiskies from Speyside and the Highlands, which are aged in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The casks themselves are made partially from Spanish oak and partially from American oak.

In terms of whiskies, the focus is on those with a smoky, peaty flavour; they include 16.49: Peat the genius from a recharred hogshead, 53.354: Titillated by ten tickles from a refill hogshead and 93.148: Tour de force from a 1st fill ex-port hogshead.

If you prefer smoother whiskies, then I would really recommend 9.186: Smooth, smoky tea-infused Manhattan or 58.39: Lip-smacking and tongue-tingling, both of which were aged in ex-bourbon barrels.

Should you want to end the year on a more adventurous note, then it is worth taking a closer look at our three rums: R8.8: Limbo dancing in a kilt from Nicaragua was finished in an ex-Sauternes barrel, while the two R13s originate from a distillery in Trinidad which closed in 2002.

And, finally, there are also two cognacs: namely C3.3: A baker’s dozen from the heart of the cognac region, Grande Champagne, and C9.1: Sunset in the vineyard from Petite Champagne.

I hope you have an enjoyable end to this unusual year.

Best wishes for the upcoming Christmas season,

Patric Lutz

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