Whisky Focus - Jackton Unveils RAER Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish Blended Scotch

Jackton RAER Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish Blended Scotch

17th June 2024
Jackton Distillery unveils the final First-fill Sherry Cask Scotch blended whisky in trilogy: The RAER Amontillado Expression.

Jackton RAER Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish Blended ScotchJackton Distillery has announced the launch of the RAER Amontillado Expression, a blended Scotch whisky, marking the grand finale of RAER’s in-house sherry finishes.

Jackton tells me that the RAER Amontillado Expression has been finished in premium first-fill sherry casks, hand-selected from the prestigious Jerez region in Andalucía, Spain. This final release follows the highly acclaimed Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Expressions, which were honoured as The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies in 2022 and 2023 at The Scottish Whisky Awards.

Founded in 2020, Jackton Distillery is an independent, family-run business that crafts a smoother, sweeter range, bridging the gap between traditional and modern whisky enthusiasts. Located in the tranquil village of Jackton near Glasgow, the distillery has swiftly earned a reputation for its whisky offerings.

Alongside the RAER Amontillado Expression launch, Jackton Distillery is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of their tours, tasting bar, shop, and on-site accommodation. Whisky enthusiasts and visitors will soon be able to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and craftsmanship of Jackton Distillery, experiencing firsthand the passion that infuses every bottle.

The RAER Amontillado blended Scotch is said to exemplify Jackton Distillery’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the whisky industry. With the introduction of this final sherry cask expression, the team invites both whisky connoisseurs and novices to share a rare moment with family and friends over a wee dram of Scotland's national drink.

Bottled at 40% ABV the RAER Amontillado blended Scotch has a price tag of £42, on the nose, the whisky is said to present a smooth caramel aroma, followed by a luscious, juicy peach palate, and finishing with a delightful warmth and spice.

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