Friday, October 14, 2016

New Exclusive Malts

The Exclusive Malts Blended Scotch Whisky 1980...$165.99

35 Year Old Scotch
Distilled in 1980 Aged for a minimum of 35 years in oak casks.
A blend of the finest Speyside and Highland Single malts and single grain whiskies all distilled in 1980 and matured in the finest ex-sherry casks. Non-chill filtered and no coloring added

The Exclusive Malts 1997 Linkwood 18 Year Single Malt Scotch...$129.99

ABV: 46.3%
Linkwood Distillery, based in the town of Elgin in the North East of Scotland, is quite a hard whisky to find. Nearly all of its output is destined for the big blending houses. Whilst this is understandable, as Linkwood Distillery makes a great spirit, it is a shame that more of its aged malt does not find its way into a bottle on its own. This cask demonstrates how great this whisky can be.
Cask type: First Fill Ex-Sherry Hogshead

The Exclusive Malts 1991 Port Dundas 25 Year Old Single Malt...$143.99
ABV: 53.6%
Based just North of the City of Glasgow, Port Dundas Distillery had a long and chequered history (it burned down twice and was bombed once). At its prime the distillery was capable of making 39 million litres of spirit a year but was closed in 2009 due to a surplus in production of grain whisky. The whisky is now highly sought after as when aged properly is quite delicious.
Cask type: Refill Hogshead

The Exclusive Malts 2006 Croftengea 10 Year Old Single Malt...$85.99
Distilled at Loch Lomond
ABV: 55.5% 
The whisky is made at the Loch Lomond distillery situated in Alexandria, adjacent to Loch Lomond.
Called Croftengea after one of the islands on Loch Lomond and to remove association of whisky of the same name, this whisky is distilled using heavily peated barley imparting an earthy, smoky style to the spirit.
Cask type: Refill Hogshead

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