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Langatun Whisky  /  The Langatun “CASK FINISHES”

The Langatun "Cask Finishes"

The Langatun "CASK FINISHES"

Langatun Distillery is famous for its excellent and rare range of casks, whisky maturation and intense whisky colour palette with incomparable flavours.
The diverse flavours of the grape juice also inspire our master distiller, who enthusiastically combines the flavours of wine and whisky, balancing them to create a complex taste experience. Both white wine casks and red wine casks are used for maturation.
Maturing single malts in wine casks opens up completely new possibilities aromatically. The flavours of our Langatun whisky are expanded and complemented and the complexity increases. We want you to discover a variety of different interesting flavours.

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Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Port Cask Finish

After pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, this single malt whisky is transferred to a port wine cask for a few months for a post-maturing period, called finishing, to give the whisky additional nuances.

The typical fruity aroma and the dried fruits of the port wine come out very nicely and round off the whisky perfectly.
In the finish, we detect subtle wood and spice notes.

Nose: Notes of fresh oak, dark chocolate
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee notes, slightly dry
Finish: Cacao notes, fine noble bitterness

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Madeira Cask Finish

Madeira wine may only be produced on the island of Madeira, southwest of Portugal. Similar to port wine, the natural fermentation of Madeira is stopped after a certain time so that the sugar contained in the must does not ferment completely. This gives the wine a particularly intense sweetness. What is unusual in the maturation of Madeira is that the barrels used in the traditional process are stored for several months at great heat (up to 75 degrees!).

This Langatun whisky with Madeira finish is available in 49.12% alc. by volume. The whisky was previously matured for several years in a Chardonnay cask and was finally matured in a Madeira cask, which gives it the soft character and the dark amber colour. On the nose, we smell marzipan, pepper with pleasant sweet Madeira notes. On the palate, notes of fresh oak combine with dried fruit in a pleasant way and blend harmoniously with the strong Madeira aroma. The finish is long-lasting with warming oak notes and a hint of fine spices.

Nose: Marzipan, spice bouquet, typical Madeira notes
Taste: Wonderful harmony of oak & dried fruit, wide range of aromas
Finish: Warming oak notes with fine spices, long lasting

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Sauternes Cask Finish

Sauternes wines are produced from the Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varieties. The main variety, with around 70 to 80 percent, is the Sémillon grape, as it is particularly susceptible to noble rot. The Sauvignon Blanc, with 20 to 30 percent, gives the wines the necessary acidity to complement the full, broad flavour of the Sémillon. Muscadelle is used sporadically for its aroma.
The effort and risk for this Sauternes wine are high and the yields extremely low. The yield is limited to a maximum of 25 hl/ha, Yquem comes to an average yield of 9 hl/ha.

After pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, the single malt whisky is transferred to a Sauternes cask from the Grand Cru "Château Sigalas" for a post-maturing period of 15 months to give the whisky the typical Sauternes notes and additional sweetness.
A very fine single malt whisky. The typical Sauternes notes stand out clearly.

Nose: Soft barley sugar and butterscotch notes, with obvious fruity influence from the wine casks
Taste: Brown sugar, nectarine and spearmint. Another wave of butterscotch sweetness
Finish: Fried banana and honeydew melon

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Sherry Cask Finish

After a pre-ageing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, this special single malt whisky is transferred to an American oak sherry cask for a few more months for the special finish to give the whisky its additional fine flavours.

At the moment we are working with a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. The most important country of cultivation for Pedro Ximénez is Spain. This grape variety is cultivated especially in the sunny south of Spain. Andalusia is the world leader when it comes to cultivating the sweet berries.
The pleasantly spicy sherry notes combine perfectly with the beautiful sweet vanilla and wood notes of the Chardonnay cask and round off the whisky harmoniously. A long-lasting finish with the typical sherry notes of Pedro Ximenez lingers on the palate.

Nose: Nice pleasant spicy sherry notes, fine oak aromas, hint of lavender scent
Taste: Convincing sherry spice, nice inviting pink pepper notes, salted caramel
Finish: Pleasant long-lasting typical sherry notes

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Rioja Cask Finish

After pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, the single malt whisky is transferred to a Rioja red wine cask made of American oak for a post-maturing period of two years to give the whisky its additional fine aromas.

We are currently working with an American oak red wine cask from Bodega El Coto de Rioja. The cask comes from the renowned wine region of La Rioja in north-eastern Spain. The wine region of Bodega El Coto de Rioja is protected by the Spanish seal D.O.Ca (Denominación de Origen Calificada) and produces excellent wines.
Thus, this single malt whisky still contains many red wine nuances and berry aromas, which give it balanced flavours and an elegant harmony.

Nose: Discreet wine aromas, vanilla, sweet malt, pink pepper.
Taste: Elegant harmony of red wine, oak and whisky, roasted almonds, full-bodied
Finish: Pleasant tingling warming sweetness, balanced oak notes

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Rum Cask Finish

After a pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, this single malt whisky is transferred to a rum cask for a post-maturing period of a few months to give the whisky additional nuances.

The typical fruity sweet aroma of rum comes out very nicely and rounds off the whisky perfectly.
In the finish, we detect slight peppery notes.

Nose: Fruity rum notes, spicy, fully ripe mango
Taste: Dark chocolate, balanced wood notes
Finish: Light pepper notes, rum pralines

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Nero d’Avola Cask Finish

After a pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, this single malt whisky was transferred to a rum cask for a post-maturing period of one year to give the whisky additional nuances.

Loosely translated, Nero d'Avola means "black from Avola" - Avola is a town in the very south of Sicily in the province of Syracuse. The Nero d'Avola grape variety is the most important grape in Sicily. The wine is mostly deep dark, which also gave the single malt whisky matured in it a strong red hue. This Nero d'Avola Cask Finish was distilled in 2014 and then matured for one year in a Nero d'Avola cask from the Schuler cooperage. Full aromas of plums reflect the heritage of this Nero d'Avola cask. This cask finish whisky is very limited and available at cask strength.

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Cardeira Cask Finish

After pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, the single malt whisky is transferred to a Cardeira red wine cask from Portugal for a post-maturing period of a few months to give the whisky additional berry and red wine nuances.

The Herdade da Cardeira winery is located in the Alentejo. One third of Portugal, between the Tagus and the Algarve, the Atlantic coast and the Spanish border, is occupied by the Alentejo. In the northeast, wine grows, in the south mainly cork oaks, which provide more than half and the best corks in the world. The wine region is becoming more and more important. It is winemakers like Erika Suter and Thomas Meier who produce powerful, full-bodied red wines and aromatic white wines with creativity and commitment. The full-bodied and fruity flavours are fused with strong red wine aromas in this single malt whisky.

Nose: blackberries, embedded apples, red wine aromas
Taste: full-bodied, blackberries, wine aromas, subtle wood spice, citrus notes, demerara sugar
Finish: soft and velvety, fruity, long-lasting

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Chateau Kefraya Cask Finish

After pre-maturing in a Chardonnay cask, which gives the whisky a delicate sweetness with beautiful vanilla and wood notes, the single malt whisky is transferred to a Chateau Kefraya red wine cask from Lebanon for a post-maturing period of a few months to give the whisky intense red wine nuances.

Chateau Kefraya is located in the west of the Bekaa Plain and has been owned by the Bustros family for generations. In 1946, the estate was built on an artificial hill that the Romans had already used to observe troop movements. The vineyards cover 300 hectares on terraced slopes of Mount Barouk at an altitude of 1000 metres above sea level. The vines enjoy exceptional sunshine, which is beautifully showcased in this single malt whisky.

Nose: sweetish, fruity, candied orange peel, candy floss, red wine notes
Taste: intense, aromatic, slightly oily, pink pepper, orange peel, marzipan, blueberries
Finish: long-lasting, slightly spicy, roasted aromas, gingerbread

Single Malt WhiskyLangatun Cruz de Alba Cask Finish

The Cruz de Alba wine comes from the area of Los Hoyales. A vineyard that extends over 40 hectares, in the middle of the golden mile of the Ribera del Duero wine region, between the towns of Valladolid and Peñafiel.

One of the most important characteristics of this wine is the sandy soil on which it grows. This is a very special type of soil that gives the wine its finesse and elegance. This is also reflected in the oak cask which has given this wine beautifully balanced tannins and tannins, giving the Langatun single malt whisky, which has been allowed to mature in this cask for around 1 year, a beautiful almost sherry cask-like sweetness.

Nose: Raisins, fruity sweet wine notes.
Taste: Velvety smooth, creamy sweetness, sultanas.
Finish: Ripe sweet wine, burnt cream, long-lasting




The type of barrel in which the whisky is stored influences its taste enormously and makes the art of cooperage an integral part of the whole whisky-making process.

From the very first day, we have concentrated on careful selection of woods and building long-term partnerships with Europe’s top wine estates. This is the reason why Langatun whisky has a rich flavour and attractive colour.

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