Two sherry cask Island whiskies are brand new in and tasting great! As usual the best way to keep up to date with upcoming releases is by signing up to the mailing list here.
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All Chorlton Whisky releases are bottled at natural strength from a single cask, with no chill-filtering or added colouring. No monkey business, basically.
Things are busy at the moment, so please bear with me if it takes a couple of extra days to dispatch your orders.
Some lovely and darkly complex Island whisky for you here, matured for nearly a quarter-century in a fresh sherry cask. On the nose you find walnut cake, dark berries, and a distinctly coastal feel with just a touch of peat. The palate is big and mouthfilling, with orange liqueur, cherry, brown sugar and a tingle of salt. The finish is rich and long with dark chocolate and candied ginger.
152 bottles were drawn from this sherry butt at 55.1% and they are available for £110 each.
Another lightly-peated single malt from an undisclosed (but fairly easy to guess…) Island distillery. This one starts with salted butter candy and banana bread, backed with coastal limestone, savoury smoke and a developing yellow fruit note. The palate is creamy, underpinned with zingy citrus and plenty of salty minerality. A long limey finish turns into a lingering warm herbal smokiness with camphor and dried bay.
Sold out, but a few bottles are en route to our stockists.
Ruadh Maor 8-year-old
Fantastic heavily-peated whisky from Glenturret distillery! On the nose this is earthy, oily and smoky, with patatas bravas, honey and bacon crisps. The palate is huge, complex and deeply savoury, with barbecued meats, charred herbs, orange bitters, espresso and a lovely honeyed taste and mouthfeel. Absolutely delicious, a little bit wild, and bursting with personality.
158 bottles were drawn from this hogshead at 62.5% and they are available for £50 each.
Glen Moray 10-year-old
A lovely sweet and fruity Speysider to start off the Spring! The nose is crisp and clean with green melon, raspberry jelly, buttery biscuits and some toasty bourbon cask. The palate is rich, malty and creamy with Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, banana split and a little peppery warmth. Finishes on a sweet butterscotch note, with lemon drops and a hint of anise.
This bourbon barrel contained 119 bottles at 57.3% and they are available for £52.50 each.
Sweet and smoky single malt from this amazing Highland distillery. The nose has baked apple with orange cream and honey, backed by a savoury smokiness. The palate is smoky and rich, with burnt honey, gingerbread and treacle. Juicy green fruits pop out with time, and lead into a long, chewy finish with spiced orange.
This bourbon barrel contained 153 bottles at 60.1%, and they are available for £55 each.
Lightly-peated single malt from a famous island distillery! Starts off with salted caramel and sea spray on the nose, with herbs, old driftwood and honeyed fruit developing. On the palate it’s salty, sweet and citrussy, with a little sticky cough mixture edge and a long, long finish. Light heathery smoke drifts through the whole thing. I love this one.
This bourbon hogshead contained 191 bottles at 63.1%, and they are available at £50 each. Not many left!
These are sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.
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