A Nordic whisky demon with Iberian blood flowing through its veins. El Clásico is the first rye whisky in the world that has aged in vermouth casks.
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 result is a warm and intense taste of newly-harvested grains with a spicy and bittersweet aftertaste. A classic is born.
Nose: The nose is filled with the scent of apples, oranges, ripe plum, warm spices, cinnamon and roasted caramel.
Palate: The lips are meet with a sweet and piercing kiss of dried fruits, citrus and crushed pepper.
Finish: The warm aftertaste has bittersweet notes of vermouth that stays inside the body for a long time.