Firkin Ten: Benrinnes 2008 Whisky in Custom Madeira Cask
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company
Whisky Maker: Mike Collings
Age: 2008 Vintage
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch
Cask Type: Double wood, ex-madeira
Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 305 Bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Awards: Gold Medal, Bartender Spirits Awards; Silver Medal, USA Spirits Ratings.
Firkin Ten Tasting Notes
Official tasting notes
There’s a time when you need a dram. Whether you have had a hell of a day, you want time for reflection or simply to get over the jet lag.
When you’ve had that kind of day, this is the firkin whisky you need. Firkin Ten is bright and lively with a pantry full of kitchen spice.
This whisky will enliven and intrigue you, and it hangs around to remind you that life is so Firkin good.
Colour: Natural colour. Light amber, coating my copita.
Nose: Part caramelised red orchard apples. Vanilla custard pastries, served with a latte. Cinnamon and nutmeg. An underlying cereal note.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel. More of those orchard apples, together with peaches. Pain au raisin next to thick-cut lemon and orange marmalade on the breakfast table. Creamy milk chocolate. Plenty of spice, but in a bright, warming manner - rather than hot.
Finish: Medium to long finish. Spiced orange marmalade leaves you ready for another sip.
About Firkin Ten Benrinnes 2008 Whisky
Firkin Whisky Company want to take you on a journey with Firkin Ten. They’ve married whisky from the Benrinnes distillery in Aberlour, Speyside with the tangy and spicy richness of Portuguese Madeira wine. Sounds crazy, but in their double wood hand-built casks; it’s just crazy enough to work.
Firkin's custom single cask use a combination of American first-fill Bourbon staves and new French Limousin oak staves with a custom char. This Double Oak cask, in combination with the spicy richness of Madeira, creates a unique flavour profile. What emerges is rich, lively and a tad spicy.
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