Chorlton Whisky

Bottlings

This year’s Spring releases are here, and there’s plenty of great stuff lined up through the rest of 2024. As usual the best way to keep up to date is by signing up to the mailing list here. Bottles that are sold out here may still be available from one of our stockists.

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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.


Special offer:

Glentaucherlypse Now! Buy the 8, 14 and 26yo Glentauchers bottles together for £295 (a saving of £19).


Glen Ord 8-year-old

One final case of this rich and lightly smoky dram, fully matured in a PX hogshead, is back in stock. Last chance! £65 each.

The nose has butterscotch, peaches, cigarette smoke, banana, hazelnut syrup and buttered panettone. The palate is fat, malty and buttery, with lemon cake, peanut nougat, caramelised apple and banana, and smoky malt running throughout.


Ardnamurchan 7-year-old

I’m delighted to be able to offer a bottling from maybe the best of Scotland’s new wave of distilleries!

The nose has pine wood smoke, new car, frying bacon in a cast-iron pan, olive oil, Sauternes, and smoked tropical fruits – there’s a lot happening! The palate has big, chunky, sweet peat, with banana cream, pineapple cake, tar, first-aid kit, Flake chocolate, brine and sweet lemon.

There’s just tons of personality crammed into this young malt. You can’t go wrong.

This first-fill bourbon barrel produced 248 bottles at a cask strength of 61.0% and they are available for £82.50 each. Last couple.


Mannochmore 16-year-old

After bottling a couple of excellent ex-bourbon Mannochmores it feels like time for one fully matured in oloroso!

The nose is proper old-school sherry, with leather jacket, golden syrup, black cherry, armagnac prunes, rose petals and coal tar. The palate is thick and creamy, with cherry cola, nutmeg, hazelnut and orange cake, sultanas, liquorice and stem ginger.

Lovely deep sherried goodness here, with the distillery character shining through, and the dark fruits a particular delight.

This first-fill oloroso butt produced 424 bottles at a cask strength of 54.7% and they are available for £105 each.


Highland 18-year-old

This is a mystery peated Highland single malt, rumoured to be from a rather well-known distillery…

The nose has a complex aromatic fruitiness (orange, fig leaf, mango, Juicy Fruit) with savoury smoke (soy sauce, liquorice and sage, BBQ) drifting beneath. The palate is sweet, lightly syrupy in texture, and smokier than the nose, with papaya, lemon, salty green olives, black treacle bacon and a lingering and slightly medicinal peat smoke.

It’s the balance of a rather lush fruitiness with a sweet/savoury smoke that really makes this one. It made me think of old Caol Ila and Laphroaig at points, which can’t be a bad thing!

This refill barrel produced 267 bottles at a cask strength of 54.0% and they are available for £120 each. Last few.


TDL Trinidad Rum 13-year-old

This is a particularly fruity single cask Trinidad rum!

The nose has peaches, bananas, honeysuckle, guava and pineapple jam, with some rather funkier notes of green olives, liquorice comfits, petrol and dark chocolate in the background. The palate has huge mangos and grapefruits, liquorice and peppermint oil. The finish is wonderfully chunky, with marmalade, mango jam, herbal pastilles, tar and dark chocolate.

This is exuberantly fruity, but with a hint of herbal bitterness that keeps it feeling like a “grown-up” treat. (Angostura Bitters are made at the same distillery, coincidentally.) It’s also incredibly easy to drink at full strength – be careful!

This rum was aged for ten years in the tropics, and the rest in the UK. The barrel produced 275 bottles at a cask strength of 64.2% and they are available for £65 each.


Glentauchers 26-year-old

A perfect summery Speyside drop for you here! The nose has pink grapefruit, strawberry gummies and masses of pollen-heavy yellow flowers, with touches of cider, buttery cereal, olive oil and green herbs. The palate is lightly waxy and herbal, balancing tart and sweet fruits (green apple, pineapple, banana, Juicy Fruit gum) before a clean honeyed and citrussy finish.

Exemplary fruity Speyside spirit, this, with a bit of backbone and the age and strength feeling just right.

This barrel only produced 157 bottles at a cask strength of 51.5% and they are available for £175 each. Last few.


Epris 11-year-old

A joint bottling of Brazilian Rum with Hop/Scotch Liverpool! This is a cask that we stumbled across and decided we had to have.

The nose has pineapple tarte tatin, banana and custard, then herbal liqueurs and cough candy. The palate has lime, peach, demarara sugar, a light tarriness and all the herbs from the nose. The finish has juicy red cherry fruits and pandan leaf. It’s the unusual herbal/fruity balance that really stands out with this one – it’s easy drinking without being even slightly boring.

This rum was matured for six years in amburana wood in Brazil, and the remainder in ex-bourbon in Europe. 80% cane juice and 20% molasses. The cask produced 265 bottles at 53.6% and they are available for £59.50 each. Last few.


Glentauchers 14-year-old

The first of two very different sherry-matured Glentauchers for you!

This one noses as very “yellow”, with brioche, good panettone, soft marzipan, peaches and yellow plums. The palate has honey, crème pât, stone fruits, yellow flowers, and a malty development with flapjacks, chocolate brownie, and golden sultanas in the aftertaste.

Very elegant and cakey, with the refill sherry adding a gentle richness to the underlying fruity spirit.

This refill sherry butt produced 610 bottles at a cask strength of 61.1% and they are available for £79.50 each.


Glentauchers 8-year-old

If the 14yo was elegant, this one is more talkative and boisterous!

The nose and palate both have a mix of richness (chocolate cornflake cakes, café crème, hazelnut nougat), jammy red fruits (redcurrant jelly, cherry jam) and umami savouriness (veg bouillon, walnuts, BBQ sauce, sesame paste) with little touches of liquorice and coal tar. Loads of complexity for the young age, and very changeable with water and time in the glass. One to delve into!

This sherry hogshead produced 291 bottles at a cask strength of 61.2% and they are available for £59.50 each. Last few.


Orkney 19-year-old

A lovely cask from the Orkney distillery that isn’t Scapa for you! The nose is beautifully soft, coastal and lightly honeyed, with lime leaves, tangerine, banana and a little thread of smoke and brine. The palate has sea water, butterscotch, candied lemon and eucalyptus, with a clean, citrussy finish with traces of smoke and honeydew melon.

A great example of the make, possessing a sort of crystal-clear purity that almost makes it feel like it’s doing you some good!

This ex-bourbon hogshead produced 324 bottles at a cask strength of 54.3% and they are available for £115 each.


Miltonduff 16-year-old

A complex and changeable Speyside single malt here, with a funky orange cream and boozy pineapple cake fruitiness when neat, switching to clean orange, peach and honeysuckle when diluted. The palate has loads of biscuity malt, and a camphor/phenolic edge that you wouldn’t expect from the make, leading into lightly syrupy green fruits, citrus and woodsy herbs. A talkative whisky worth having a leisurely conversation with!

This ex-bourbon hogshead produced 297 bottles at a cask strength of 55.9% and they are available for £87.50 each. Last few.


Tote Bag

A sturdy canvas shopping bag with long handles and a gusset, perfect for transporting whisky or other essentials. Screenprinted in Yorkshire. £4 each, and can be added to any bottle order for no extra postage.


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3 Comments

  1. Matt Ellis April 4, 2021

    Hi,

    Do you ship to the U.S.? I’d love to get a hold of some. Thanks!

    • admin April 5, 2021 — Post Author

      Hi Matt. I can’t send to the US directly I’m afraid, but some of my stockists (Whiskybase, Tyndrum, Nickolls & Perks, Milroy’s) should be able to ship to you.

  2. Rick June 24, 2021

    I have just bought and tried the Cataibh 10-year-old here in Hong Kong. What a fantastic whisky this is (Clynelish) immediately impressed with the initial power and flavour and adding a few drops of water made this explode with aroma and hidden flavours. Right up there as one of my favorite expressions.

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