Sometimes magic is most mesmerising when it takes you by surprise. We’d been searching for something to partner with a parcel of malt whisky from the closed distillery of Imperial, trying to make the most of its beautiful flavour. Then in 2019, the answer appeared out of nowhere. We realised that a remarkably precocious whisky from a Sherry cask experiment combined perfectly, and a new iteration of Magic Cask revealed itself. It was quite a revelation – one exceptional cask with such an extraordinary influence.
How the magic happened
After a year in ex-Bourbon barrels, we re-racked spirit from a heavyweight Speyside distillery into ten Oloroso Sherry-seasoned butts, prepared for us by José y Miguel Martín in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Cask #2 had no right to develop such compelling character in so short a space of time, but then, careful methodology always benefits from a little luck. When combined with the parcel from the Imperial Distillery that had been hiding its true calling for years, we discovered an exceptionally rich and layered blended malt Scotch whisky that we just loved.
A kind of alchemy
Magic Cask offers aromas of marmalade and chai tea spices with hints of plum. Ripe, golden dessert apples dominate the luscious palate, supported by an oaky richness. Savour this whisky neat as a digestif to appreciate its power and depth.
Join our virtual tasting
To celebrate the launch of this whisky, we are hosting a virtual tasting on March 21st where you can really get to know Magic Cask. Please visit www.pleasedrinkcreatively.com to sign up. Further details including set up instructions and a digital tasting mat will be shared with you nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there!