This case contains 1 bottle of each:
Jura 14 Year Old
Distilled at Jura Distillery, this Island Region is a bottling from The Old Malt Cask range at Hunter Laing & Co. The marvellous expression was aged for 14 years in a single hogshead cask and this is one of only 304 bottles. Bottled at 50% abv and free from chill filtration with natural colour.
Expect leafy, sweet and fresh aromas, followed by a palate full of orange pulp and a touch of fennel. The finish is long and grassy, with a hint of ginger.
Named for the island just 7 iron away from Islay. Expect ocean influence, lack of peat smoke. The distillery offerings are often gimmicky, finishes and different cask types, however major changes throughout the last decade, especially since 2018. Streamlining 200 years of history into a clean fruit driven style with saltiness and oak compliments.
Tamdhu 14 Year Old
A single cask selection by Hunter Laing, this Tamdhu 14 Year Old is part of the Old Malt Cask collection. This is a range is for connoisseurs of the finest expressions of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. One of 398 bottles, this single cask was distilled in April 2007 and bottled in June 2021. This Speyside malt spent its maturation in sherry cask, which has given a wonderful punch of sherried character to the dram. Free from chill filtration and artificial colouring, this is bottled at 50% abv. A no fuss whisky that is full of character.
Toffee, juicy berries, and chocolate all arrive on the nose. The palate is rich, with hints of caramel, orchard fruits, and creamy fruit trifle. A long finish awaits, with lingering hints of fruits and freshly planed oak.
A distillery created to supply the blended whisky boom at the end of the 19th century. Closed between 1927 to 47. Primarily used for Famous Grouse until released as a single malt in 1974 The name Tamdhu means little dark hill.
Craigellachie 15 Year Old
Distilled at Speyside's Craigellachie distillery in May 2006 and matured in a sherry butt for 15 years before bottling in March 2022, this single cask expression forms part of independent bottler Hunter Laing & Co's Old Malt Cask range. Only 562 bottles have been produced, each one at a strength of 50% abv.
The nose has black cherry, toffee, and garden herbs. The palate has notes of sweet red berries, smoked meats, and gunpowder before giving way to a long, pleasant, and oaky finish.
Founded in late 19th century Craigellachie is now owned by Bacardi, they released their 1st single malt in 2004. Until then its primary output was used for the White Horse blend. Another user of worm tubs, the long fermentation coupled with lighter copper contact from the cold worm tubs results in a fruit driven very aromatic style of whisky.
Benrinnes 16 Year Old
Part of the First Editions collection from Hunter Laing, this 16 year-old single malt made by Benrinnes was aged solely in a sherry butt and bottled at 55.1% ABV. The nose holds notes of caramel and rhubarb, and the palate brings flavours like cinnamon and toffee apples. The finish is dryer, with notes of coffee and spice. Only 270 bottles are available worldwide.
Built in 1826, at the foot of the Rinnes mountain, the distillery was washed away by flood 3 years later. Rebuilt, bankrupted twice and reopened only to be then burned to the ground in 1859. The new make spirit is robust due to short neck stills and worm tub condensers. A rarity in Scotland single malt, Benrinnes was partially triple distilled until 2007.