The Boplaas Family Distillery has launched a super-premium, single-cask grain whisky that was aged for eight years in port and bourbon barrels. Just 300 bottles of this fine spirit have been produced. Each bottle is numbered and bears the signature of 6thgeneration distiller Daniel Nel.
The Boplaas 8 Year Old Single Cask Grain Whisky is the colour of dark mahogany and resembles an old Cognac. Its palate is full-bodied, showing matured oak, raisin and tawny port with hints of vanilla and caramel. The whisky is rich and intense with a lingering finish of dried fruits and warm winter spices.
It was distilled from South African yellow maize and then spent five years in second and third-fill bourbon barrels, followed by three years in barrels that formerly held Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port. Each sojourn imparted unique character to the spirit, rounding it off to perfection.
The whisky was then bottled at cask strength of 58% alcohol and in its most natural form – unfiltered and unfined.