Saturday, November 7, 2015

New releases form The Exclusive Malts

The Exclusive Malts Glen Keith Speyside 19 Year Old....$137.99
Vintage: 1996
Bottled: 2015
Aged 19 Years
Cask No.8115
Only 248 bottles produced
Cask Strength: 50.1% ABV
Situated in the small town of Keith and a few hundred yards from Strathisla Distillery, Glen Keith closed around the late 90s and re-opened in 2013 to make whisky entirely for the export blend market. This meant that the only single malt available was the rare single cask bottling like this one. This refill hogshead shows the fruity-sweet style so favoured by blenders.
The Exclusive Malts Allt-A-Bhainne Speyside 22 Year Old...$149.99
Vintage: 1993
Bottled: 2015
Aged 22 Years
Cask No.18095
Only 284 bottles produced
Cask Strength: 50.7% ABV
Allt-a-Bhainne, which means ‘Milk Burn’ in Gaelic, Distillery is nestled in the hills behind Dufftown. The distillery was built in the post Second World War boom for Scotch Whisky and was built entirely to contribute to the large blends of the parent company, Seagram’s. Even today, its malt whisky is almost never bottled un-blended as a single malt.
It is up to the rare single cask offerings to show what this distillery can do.
This refill hogshead is full of candy floss and sweet fruits.

The Exclusive Malts Ben Nevis...$121.99
Vintage: 1996
Bottled: 2015
Aged 17 Years
Cask No.1464
Only 496 bottles produced
Cask Strength: 51.2% ABV
Matured in ex-Sherry Cask
Ben Nevis Distillery, situated at the foot of, and named after, the highest mountain in Scotland, is a rather unique Highland Scotch Whisky. Brimming with thick malt and dense fruit flavours, it has long been sought after by blenders as their backbone for a high-class Scotch Whisky. This refill ex-Sherry butt has been maturing next to the distillery, untouched since 1996 and is a classy example of what this distillery can offer.

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