NA BRÀITHREAN - Big Bro: Glentauchers 12, Muscat Wine Octave
A lovely sweet and fruity waft of red berries, medjool dates and juicy flame raisins. Maple syrup, butterscotch toffee and a slight citrussy/zesty tang
Red berries paired with zesty orange peel and a fresh floral breeze, there's an oaky tone to it, along with sweet honey roasted almonds
Medium/Long and very complex, the red berries remain in the forefront but there's a clear citrus note that tapers off into sweet biscuits
Finish: Portuguese Muscat Wine Octave
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Na Bràithrean translates from the Scottish Gaelic meaning "The Brothers". They've chosen this name to reflect their method of finishing each release.
These guys take a single cask and split the liquid inside in half. Each half is then finished separately in different casks, with different characteristics, for different lengths of time.
This brilliantly displays the effects of different finishes on a single spirit.
The Wee Brother is the younger of the two bottlings, finished for less time and then bottled first. The second half, that is aged slightly longer, is bottled as the Big Brother.
Na Bràithrean believe that there's a whisky out there for everyone, and if you've never had a whisky you like, you just haven't tried the right one yet.
This particular release is the Big Brother of their 2009 Glentauchers cask.
This 12 year old Speysider spent 11 years maturing in a bourbon barrel before being finished in a Portuguese Muscat wine octave. Adding punchy fruits and a hint of peat to that classic Speyside profile.