Auchentoshan 1999 Bordeaux Cask

Auchentoshan bordeaux wine  Auchentoshan 1999 Bordeaux CaskNew styles of wood finishes are becoming increasingly popular in the whisky world, and Auchentoshan has taken the bold step of 100% maturing this whisky in Bordeaux wine casks.  With Bordeaux renowned for its deep red wines, it’s no surprise that 1999 Bordeaux Cask Matured has a rich hue and rich flavour to match.  Expect Auchentoshan’s signature vanilla notes, layered fruit and wood spices – then a long, lingering finish.  Incredibly smooth and moreish, despite its cask strength 58% Abv, the flavours open nicely from the first sip, whilst just the smallest drop of water is required to mellow the whisky.  £42.49 from www.thewhiskyexchange.com