Fruity Single Malt with Sicilian Cask Finishing
The liqueur wine named after the Sicilian port of Marsala was originally fortified to preserve it while it was transported by ship to England. ‘Fortifying’ means adding distilled alcohol to the grape mash while it is fermenting. This is done to halt fermentation process and preserve the residual sweetness of the grapes.
Marsala, which is still fortified in this way, must be aged for between a minimum of one year (Marsala Fine), at least two years (Superiore), three years (Superiore Riserve), five or even ten years in casks made from oak or cherry wood. This finish variant shows just how well the fruity notes of this liqueur wine combine with a whisky made from the finest barley.
After being stored for three years in casks made of American white oak, the malt is refilled into casks that were previously used to age Marsala. Inside these casks, the fruity flavours of the wine enter the malt whisky and combine with its malty notes.
Degustation & Recommendation
This wonderful alliance is best savoured neat at a serving temperature of 16 to 18 °C, but also adds a special ‘pizzazz’ to cocktails. The most important thing is to store the bottles upright in a dark place!
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