Today St-Rémy Brandy announces the launch of three new additions to its Limited- Edition Cask Finish Collection: Barbados Dark Rum, Islay Scotch Whisky and Cabernet-Sauvignon.
The “Finished in Barbados Dark Rum Casks” will be launched exclusively at the LCBO in Canada, and the “Finished in Islay Scotch Whisky Casks” exclusively at Dubai Duty Free. The “Finished in Cabernet-Sauvignon Casks” will become available to all markets in September.
The latest expressions in the Cask Finish Collection join the Chardonnay Cask, which garnered much critical acclaim upon release in 2018, winning a Silver Medal at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2018 and recently, a Silver Medal in the 2019 Brandy Masters.
St-Rémy Cask Finish Collection is the top end expression of Cécile Roudaut’s expertise in selecting casks and delicately maturing St-Rémy brandy with various types of wood.
Each of these rare expressions offer a unique tasting experience, a distinctive exploration into the encounter between French brandies and wood. This collection remains true to the House founded in 1886, which takes pride in its expert distilling, ageing and craftsmanship.
Barbados Dark Rum Casks
Released as a limited edition of only 2,568 individually numbered bottles, the “Finished in Barbados Dark Rum Casks” expression includes a maturation stage in oak casks that previously held Barbados dark rum.
On the palate, the expression is sweet and fruity with an ideal balance between ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla and hot spices. The oaky notes are well- rounded with a smooth finish.
Finished in Islay Scotch Whisky Casks
The “Finished in Islay Scotch Whisky Casks” expression has a limited edition of only 1,968 individually numbered bottles. It is matured in oak casks that previously held Islay single malt Scotch whisky.
The Islay Scotch Whisky expression is sweet with a gentle peatiness and hints of barley and citrus on the nose. There is rich depth on the palate. The peat brings a warmth, with finesse between the softness of the smoke and the power of the barley, that contrasts with the freshness of the fruits (peach and apricot) and the richness of the spice (cloves). The aromas are strengthened by the Islay sea breeze, zest of citrus and wood.
The Finished in Cabernet-Sauvignon Casks
6,672 individually numbered bottles of the “Finished in Cabernet-Sauvignon Casks” expression have been released. The brandy has been matured in French oak casks that previously held French wines made from predominantly Cabernet-Sauvignon (70%).
The Cabernet-Sauvignon expression has notes of red fruits, fresh butter, ginger and liquorice with a hint of pepper on the nose. It is elegant, sweet and fruity on the palate with notes of red and black fruits and pastry. There are fresh notes of wood, enhanced by soft tannins with a hint of cloves and liquorice.
Hervé Buzon, Global Brand Director at St-Rémy says, “The new additions to our Cask Finish Collection join our existing portfolio of award-winning styles and offer a unique twist on an already premium taste. We are pleased to be supporting key markets with these new products. “