From William Grant comes Aerstone Sea Cask, a 10 year old single malt hailing from the Ailsa Bay Distillery. Its decade of maturation wasn’t spent quite in the sea, though those maritime notes were still soaked up thanks to its ageing process in warehouses by the sea on the Ayrshire coast in Scotland.
Nose: Buttery toffee, creamy vanilla, freshly baked shortbread, honeyed malt, orange citrus and a dusting of cinnamon and cocoa.
Palate: Floral malt, nougat, vanilla sponge and more honey, with orange sweeties, icing sugar and earthy oak.
Finish: Notes of clove, candied lemon and vanilla pod linger, as a pinch of salt appears on the finish.