The Sassicaia Wood Finish is a addition to the single malt range from the small Speyside distillery of Benromach. The bottling is one of the few limited edition series of wood finished whiskies, each with part-maturation in a different wine cask.
This new expression was distilled in 2007 and has been matured predominantly in first fill ex-bourbon barrels, before being transferred to the ex-Sassicaia wine casks. Sassicaia is red wine that is produced in the Bolgheri region of Tuscany and is made predominantly using Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The wines are rich and spicy and are sometimes referred to as Super Tuscans.