A Nordic whisky demon with Iberian blood flowing through its veins
3rd release in Stauning Research Series
Stauning El Clásico - Rye Whisky - Vermouth Finish
Rye whisky and sweet vermouth have always made a strong line-up in the iconic cocktail Manhattan. So how come no-one ever matured whisky on vermouth casks? Well, now Stauning has, and the result of the experiment is more than successful.
A warm-blooded whisky with a deep, amber colour and a sweet aftertaste with a touch of bitter botanicals. Perfect for an exclusive cocktail or enjoyed as it is in the company of a premium cigar.
The whisky has aged for three years on Virgin American White Oak casks and then another full year on sweet Spanish Vermouth casks.
El Clásico is the first rye whisky in the world that has aged in vermouth casks. The result is a warm and intense taste of newly-harvested grains with a spicy and bittersweet aftertaste.
An explosive and warm-blooded whisky with a spicy aftertaste. Perfectly enjoyed neat with a traditional Spanish tapas.
Vermouth has its name after wormwood
Wormwood (or "Wermut" in German) is an ingredient in the liquor. Throughout history, wormwood has been often associated with evil and misfortune. However, it is also known for a tasty bitterness and for medicinal properties - in the right amounts.
Stauning El Clásico will be released on the 6th of April 2021.