Ealanta: a 19 year old whisky aged in new oak from Missouris Mark Twain National Forest. While that may not sound too interesting to the average whisky fan, it is very unusual for single malt whisky to see new wood especially charred. American Bourbon must always be aged in new oak barrels, but Scottish single malt is almost exclusively aged in ex Bourbon or ex Sherry casks, which have already been seasoned with a previous liquid. The barrels used to age the Ealanta were air dried for over two years, but were never used otherwise. The resulting flavors are not foreign, but they are intensified. The richness is richer, the oak spice is spicier, and the vanilla is creamier.