This single malt Scotch Whisky is inspired by the iconic and rewarding first bottling of the 16 year old released in 1992. It has been matured in only Sherry casks to impart rich, fruity and fragrant notes atop the beasty complexity synonymous with Mortlach.
The ultimate decorative piece! Nikka Gold & Gold Samurai bottling, a Nikka Japanese blended whisky from the Yoichi distillery. Complete with removable samurai armour and helmet, this limited release is made available only to Japanese duty free. This eye catching package consists of a presentation box, Nikka blended whisky 43% 750ml, decorative metal cast armour and shield/ samurai suit, G&G samurai booklet, and slow-pour attachment.
A combination of rich sweetness with a smoky dryness and appetising spice distinguishes this lovingly-matured Highland malt.
OBAN Little Bay. Bold and complex. This whisky boasts luscious notes of christmas pudding, citrus, and spice, with a dark-chocolate finish.
Comparing Octomore 11.1 and 11.3 gives one of our finest lessons in stratospheric smoke and barley terroir. While both editions are malted to a Brobdingnagian 100+PPM reading, the differences in barley character from the respective growing region is ever present. Our Octomore Islay barley is grown each year by friend and farmer James Brown, on Octomore farm itself. It is harvested, malted and distilled separately, even from our other Islay barley harvests, in order to become a single field, single vintage single malt.
MALTED TO 130.8 PPM
DISTILLED IN 2015 FROM THE 2014 HARVEST OF 100% SCOTTISH GROWN CONCERTO BARLEY
FULL TERM MATURATION IN FIRST FILL AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS
MATURED ENTIRELY ON ISLAY FOR FIVE YEARS
BOTTLED UNCHILL-FILTERED AND COLOURING FREE AT BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY
BOTTLED AT 59.9% ALC./VOL
For its Octomore 12.3 release, the Bruichladdich Distillery used barley distilled on Islay - specifically from Octomore Farm. Peated to 118.1PPM, this expression was aged in a combination of first-fill American whiskey casks and first-fill Pedro Ximénez sherry casks from Fernando de Castilla (75% American whiskey casks, 25% Pedro Ximénez casks). Powerfully peaty, with radiant notes of sherried fruit shining through.
The 13.1 edition in the Octomore series from Bruichladdich distillery sees this single malt Scotch whisky start its journey in much of the same way as other Octomore releases, with 100% Scottish barley and aged in a mixture of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey casks. In true Octomore fashion, this 5-year-old was made with 137.3 PPM malt, for a real explosion of smoke. This particular expression was also re-casked into more American oak in 2021, for extra layers of sweet, oak influence amongst the smoke.
The 13.2 edition of Octomore from Bruichladdich follows on from the 13.1, in that it’s made from 100% Scottish barley malted to a hefty 137.3 PPM, however the 13.2 edition of this superbly smoky single malt Scotch has enjoyed its five year ageing period entirely in first fill oloroso sherry butts, bringing waves of fruit and sweetness to the expressive Islay character.
Octomore 13.3 from Bruichladdich is made entirely from single source barley, grown on Islay, harvested in 2015 and peated to 129.3 PPM. This single malt Scotch was distilled in 2016 and aged for five years in a combination of first fill European oak casks from Rivesaltes in France and Ribera del Duero in Spain, along with first fill American whiskey barrels. As with all the Octomore editions, this is non-chill filtered, and free of added colour.
Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky, matured for 12 years, from 2007 to 2019 in a single refill butt cask. After that slumber, it was bottled by Douglas Laing for the popular Old Particular range, with only 389 bottles produced.
A 2006 Aultmore single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for 14 years, before being bottled in October 2020 as part of its Old Particular series. Rich aromas of toffee, Christmas pudding, Chantilly cream and dried fruits fill the nose, complemented by notes of honey-glazed nuts, pecan pie, vanilla custard and orange zest throughout the palate.
Douglas Laing's exceptionally laudable upbeat Cheers to Better Days miniseries continues with this 2009 Benrinnes, a single refill hogshead (yum) bottled as a 12-year-old under the Old Particular label.
This refill hoggie 12-year-old Benrinnes will be a fascinating dram for anyone who's only tried the sherried Flora & Fauna edition, and with its hopeful message this Cheers to Better Days dram would be the perfect place to start exploring the unsherried side of Benrinnes.