From the “Cask finishes” range of Independent bottler James Eadie.
Benrinnes spirit is condensed in worm tubs making for a thick and oily spirit which carries the richness of Pedro Ximenez cask perfectly!
Nose: Just smells like a glass of syrupy PX with a hint of tropical fruit from the spirit hiding behind the sweetness. There’s boiled raspberry sweets, sugar coated almonds and prunes for the sherry heads out there.
Palate: The PX character is very elegant and grapey without having the winey character like some other examples on the market. Prickly malt punches through the sweetness to bring the dram back into the realm of a whisky rather than a sherry. It begins like strawberries and cream lollies and very quickly spins around to be an old and dignified style of whisky with mature oak character.
Finish: As the dried fruit character quickly moves toward, dark chocolate and antique furniture this is the perfect dram for a nightcap.
James Eadie (1827-1904) was a Scottish brewer who established a significant brewery in 1854. Born near Gleneagles in Scotland, he was one of fourteen children and left school at the age of fourteen to work for his living.
Reported in local papers as a self-made man, Mr Eadie was a quiet individual whose hard work and indomitable perseverance earned him and his family a good living.
Aside from beer, the Eadie family had their own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky, which has been thoughtfully recreated using the extensive ledgers left by Eadie. These ledgers named numerous distilleries and cask types which are still available today and these are what make up the bulk of the modern James Eadie brand today.