MacDuff International is launching Lauder’s Oloroso Cask Finish, the first expression of the new Lauder’s Art of Blending range, which marries Lauder’s Scotch Whisky with a variety of complimentary casks.
The new item is available in 700ml and litre size, for both domestic and travel retail markets.
The malt and grain whiskies, which make up the blend are initially aged in charred bourbon casks. These individual whiskies are then combined to form the blend, and then returned, for a second time, to mature further in Oloroso sherry casks. “Oloroso from the Spanish meaning “scented” has a perfect aroma and flavour, which ideally compliments Lauder’s Blended Scotch Whisky,” says Lauder’s.
“The new Lauder’s sherry edition draws its amber hue and sweet palate from its time maturing in seasoned Oloroso Sherry casks, carefully selected by our master blender.”
Lauder’s Finest Scotch Whisky first appeared in 1834. The original blend was developed by Archibald Lauder soon after the distilling of whisky was made legal in 1815 and Lauder’s has changed little since first produced over 175 years ago in Glasgow, Scotland.
19th Century Blenders, including Archibald Lauder would use a variety of different cask to mature their whisky stocks. He would buy these casks after they had been used for transporting wine, port or sherry to merchants in Scotland and re-use them to mature his fine and rare whiskies.