Not just a blend of any old malts, we nose, sample and basically interrogate thousands of hopeful casks from all over Scotland. What we are looking for are casks that have the strength of character to get the most out of what we have in mind for them. Cask strength is not just measured by alcohol but character too. Malts like Highland Park, Glenturret and The Macallan, stars in their own right. Which is a bit unusual. The chosen Malts are first meticulously blended and then poured into what we call our Naked casks. Naked because it is their first time filled with whisky. They haven’t been just doing nothing, as they have been holding sherry, and the sort of sherry that has the character to match up to the malts. Rich dark sweet Oloroso sherry that lingers long in the fibres of the wood long after the liquid has gone.