Exclusive to WhiskyBrother in South Africa, the Solist Vinho Barrique is matured in slow grown, American white oak barrels that have been air dried for two years, then held both white and red wines before being re-toasted and charred. This Solist single cask produced only 195 bottles, with each bottle individually numbered. Nonchillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at cask strength of 57.1%.
Recipient of the Best Single Malt in the World in the World Whisky Awards in 2015.
Nose: Vanilla and caramelised sugars, spice with lots of tropical and citrus fruits. Plenty of oak tannin and toasted almond.
Palate: Powerful and mouth coating with a creamy butteriness, nuttiness and spice (cinnamon, chili, nutmeg, ginger), butterscotch, toffee and milk chocolate.
Finish: Long and warming and brilliant!