Tasting notes and details:
Boplaas Single Malt Whisky- 6YO Single Cask (Vintage Port Cask) Second Edition
Only 500 bottles released for this expression, each one numbered and signed by Daniel Nel.
The award-winning distillery at Boplaas celebrates a milestone in April 2023 with the launch of its first single malt whisky, a spirit of remarkable historic pedigree. With a distilling heritage that dates to 1880, Boplaas’s latest limited-edition release is arguably the first of its kind to emerge from the Karoo. Every step of the process involved the finest attention to detail to allow this whisky to express its character in the purest form. The second edition is aged in Boplaas Cape Vintage Port cask.
Nose: On the nose, single malt whisky presents an inviting and complex aroma of sweet peat-smoke. The subtle smokiness is balanced by delicate notes of fruitiness, with a pleasant hint of white peach and a refreshing citrus tang.
Palate: On the palate, this single malt whisky offers a delightful array of flavours. The peat is well balance and perfectly complemented by the sweet and fruity notes of white peach and citrus. The palate is further enriched with the complex flavours of dried and candied fruits.
Finish: The long and lingering finish of this whisky is a true delight. As the flavours of the palate begin to fade, the oak spiciness emerges, adding a warm and comforting note to the overall taste. The finish is smooth and elegant, with a perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness. Overall, this six year old single malt whisky is a masterful blend of flavours and aromas, creating a taste experience that is both complex and satisfying.
Enjoy it neat at 15˚C-17 ˚C, with a block of ice and/or a splash of cool spring water.
Distillation and maturation:
Distilled from imported Scottish peated malt. The new make is aged in a combination of 3rd and 4th fill ex-bourbon barrels for 5 years and then finished in Boplaas Cape Vintage Port barrel for 18 months. The whisky is non-chill filtered and natural in colour.