A wonderfully well-sherried single malt from the Tamnavulin Distillery, which begins its life in American oak barrels before being finished in three different types of sherry casks! Three of 'em! Shouldn't come as a surprise, but if you're a fan of all those Christmas cakey, chocolatey, red berry-y notes, you'll probably be into this one from the Speyside-based distillery.
A tremendous single grain Scotch from Invergordon, distilled in October 2002 and matured for 19 years in a single cask. Finally, in November 2021, the folks at Douglas Laing bottled it up for the independent Old Particular series, with a total of 781 bottles released.
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.
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.
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.
Smoky sweetness galore here from Bruichladdich! This bottling of its heavily peated Port Charlotte single malt Scotch whisky was matured in a combination of sherry butts and American oak casks, and also enjoying a finishing period in Sauternes wine casks! Notorious for being deliciously sweet, the dessert wine has imparted some of those vibrant fruit notes to the smoky whisky, making for a particularly glorious sip!
Douglas Laing are well known for bottling excellent single casks in their Old Particular range and for producing Big Peat, a best selling Islay blended malt, and with this special release they have combined the two. This is a single cask from an un-named Islay distillery, but it's a good bet that it's a distillery that contributes to Big Peat's blended malt. It's been drawn from a re-fill sherry butt, where it slumbered for 15 years, then bottled at a hearty 48.4% with no added colour and no chill filtration. Expect smoky BBQ, espresso and sweet cereal notes from this mysterious dram.
Single cask single malt from Islay's cracking Caol Ila Distillery, independently bottled by the ever-wonderful Douglas Laing. It was distilled in 2012 and allowed to age in a refill butt for eight years until 2020, when it was bottled at 46% ABV with an outturn of 797 bottles. This one shows off a great balance of classic Islay smokiness and stewed berry sweetness...
A merry medley of Islay single malts come together in this festive offering of Douglas Laing's Big Peat! Brimming with generous helpings of hearty peat smoke and including single malts from the likes of Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila, and the revered Port Ellen, it's the perfect way for any Islay whisky fan to celebrate Christmas.
SUPREMELY SMOOTH AND UTTERLY EXQUISITE, LAPHROAIG 25 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY IS A DRAM WORTH SAVORING.
It's aged for a quarter century in a combination of large Oloroso sherry butts and ex-Bourbon barrels, proving that good things are worth the wait. This mellow single malt Scotch has the distinctive flavor of Laphroaig — peat smoke with a medicinal edge — met by creamy vanilla flavors from American oak and spiced apple from the sherry casks.
A long, warm finish leaves a lasting impression. It is bottled at cask strength, which means it isn't watered down before bottling. Usually you would only sample whisky this powerful at source. If you find the straight-from-barrel flavor overwhelming, temper it with a splash of water or a few ice cubes
The Red Cask Company believe that the highest quality whisky must be matured in the highest quality casks.
That is why all of our whisky is matured in the finest first fill sherry casks. There can be no shortcuts to creating such natural colour and taste.
Every cask is hand selected by our experienced tasting panel and bottled at cask strength, without chill filtration, to give you a pure whisky experience from a bygone era.
Created without compromise, by whisky lovers for whisky drinkers, this is in its truest and finest form.
THE TRUTH IS IN THE TASTE.