Age: 7 Years
Region: Elgin, Morayshire, Speyside
Cask: Château Larose Barrique, 1st Fill
642 Bottles Produced.
A seven-year-old Linkwood from indie bottler Single & Single, matured in a first-fill Chateau Larose barrique which brings a fruit-forward character to this young single malt.
Enticing and enigmatic, this whisky stares straight at you, unflinching. Fragrant, floral and grassy on the nose, it turns increasingly sweet on the palate with marzipan and almonds, before ending dry and citric. Upfront and beautiful, it’s got a glint in the eye that’s incredibly beguiling, if wholly unconventional.
Single & Single Whiskies have built a reputation on finding and bottling exceptional whiskies, because they are infinitely curious, Single & Single have decided to expand on their blueprint and offer an alternate take on their uncompromising ethos.
They call it the Alter Ego Collection, a range of whiskies imbued in quality, singularity and charm, but distinguished by younger, more exuberant whiskies. What you end up with is the unorthodox side of Single & Single, a dram that appeals to newer whisky lovers. Each expression in this collection is limited and sourced from acclaimed malt and grain distilleries.
Drawn from more than one cask, these are bottled at a higher than-normal ABV, and they prioritise unique maturation processes in order to bottle liquid that lights up the eyes, and makes lasting impressions.
Aromas of hedgerow berries, liquorice, and honeysuckle on the nose, are met with marzipan, almond and red fruit on the palate.