Ashton Cigars gets into the Single Malt Biz
The good people behind those fine Ashton cigars were nice enough to produce two different whiskies to go along with their cigars. You’ll have to wait until September, though, to buy them.
I tasted them when I was out in Chicago for WhiskyFest, but they are still designing the bottle. Both whiskies are from Bruichladdich. There’s an 18 year old (1992 vintage) and a 16 year old (1994 vintage). They are finished (additional cask enhanced) in Amarone wine casks. Informally speaking, I thought both tasted pretty good. They’re rich enough to stand up to a cigar, but also enjoyable without a cigar.
I’ll have more details (and more formal tasting notes) in the near future.