Today, we are thrilled to offer our Concierge customers first access to Aberfeldy’s 18-Year ‘Côte-Rôtie Cask’ Limited Edition release as well as the 24-Year Exceptional Cask Series. As with all of the Exceptional Cask and Limited Edition releases, each of these stunning Highland single malts were hand selected by Master Blender Stephanie Macleod. The 18-Year completed a full 18 years of maturation in ex-Bourbon barrel before being transferred into wine barrels that formerly held Côte-Rôtie wine—arguably the most prestigious appellation within the Northern Rhône—for an additional 4-5 months. The two casks that comprise the 24-Year Small Batch aged first in ex-Sherry butt for 16 years before being married together to continue their maturation for eight years in ex-Oloroso sherry cask. Both of these whiskies are as complex and delicious as they come and would make an impressive addition to any home bar. We know our customers are always looking for singular expressions and limited single malts, and today’s offer hits the nail on the head.
In 2019, Dewar’s master blender Stephanie Macleod made history when she became the first woman to be awarded the ‘Master Blender of the Year’ title in the International Whisky Competition (IWC). In 2020, she was awarded the title for a second time, securing her legacy among Scotland’s elite master blenders and distillers. In late 2019, three casks—part of Aberfeldy’s ‘Exceptional Cask Series’—were released in the U.S. and were quickly snapped up by in-the-know whisky collectors.
The Aberfeldy Distillery, located in the foothills of the Central Highlands of Scotland, is built on land famous for its deposits of gold. Today, the distillery still draws water from the Pitilie Burn, renowned for its quality and promise of gold. This, coupled with the rich honey character prominent in Aberfeldy whisky, has led to a reputation as “the golden dram.” This rare 18-Year-Old Whisky is finished in French Côte Rôtie casks to create the perfect balance of flavor between the rich character of Aberfeldy and power and elegance of Côte Rôtie. Côte Rôtie casks bestow expressive and seductive qualities, silky textures and fruits with luscious, red berry characteristics. The 24 Year Old Exceptional Cask is a combination of single casks #11 and #12 that aged first in refill sherry casks before being married together in ex-Oloroso cask. The whisky offers up a profile of honey, apple, stewed fruit, and ground coffee, with hints of dark chocolate and walnuts on the finish. Act today to secure your bottles with special Concierge-only pricing before this is gone for good!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NC, NY, TN, VA, WA, WI, and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.