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- Mackmyra Grönt Te: a Swedish single malt finished in casks seasoned with Oloroso sherry and green tea leaves.
- Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old: an unpeated, bourbon and sherry-matured Islay single malt.
- Balvenie 14 Year Old - The Week of Peat: an unusual smoky Speysider, distilled using Speyside peat!
- Legent Bourbon: East meets West in this spirit, a collaboration between America's Jim Beam and Japan's Suntory, finished in red wine and sherry casks.
- Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 3: this fruity Irish whiskey has been matured exclusively in casks seasoned with Pedro Ximénez sherry.
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In this Pour & Sip box, we’ve been treated to whisky from a whole range of countries, and also a whole range of grains! From Irish grain to Finnish rye, one thing they all have in common is heaps of flavour. Want to find out the rest? They’re right here!
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- Starward Nova: This Australian whisky makes the most of the wonderful wine also produced Down Under, having been matured in casks which previously held Australian Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Cabernet. Lots of bold fruity notes to be enjoyed here!
- GlenAllachie 12 Year Old: A classic sherried whisky from Scotland's Speyside region, GlenAllachie matured this single malt in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso casks, as well as virgin oak for its 12 years of ageing. Sherried fruits and spice balanced well with the more tropical notes from the virgin cask.
- Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength – Batch 012: A big, peaty Scotch here from Islay's Laphroaig, bottled without dilution straight from the cask at 60.1% ABV! Bourbon barrels have helped balance the savoury coastal and smoky notes in the 12th batch of the Cask Strength series.
- The ONE Orange Wine Cask Finished: The Lakes Distillery sourced orange wine (made by macerating Andalucían oranges) to season American oak casks, which were then used to finish its own blended whisky, The ONE! Tropical oaky notes and zesty orange work together in this unusual English whisky.
- WhistlePig 10 Year Old: While Vermont's WhistlePig is working on achieving a 100% grain-to-glass whisky, this 10 Year Old is made by blending its own spirit with rye from Canada, with the latter imparting a bold, spicy and slightly herbal flavour profile that's common in rye whiskies.
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Our second themed box! The Hebridean island of Islay is famed for its smoky, peated whisky – but there’s so much more to it than that! The island is only 25 miles long, but packs in nine distilleries (with more in the pipeline!). In honour of the famed annual whisky and music festival, which takes place in May each year, we thought we’d fill this month’s box with whiskies from the isle, showing you all the delicious versatility that it has to offer. Time to take your taste buds on a trip!
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- Cameronbridge 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company): a well-aged single grain whisky from the Scottish Lowlands, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
- Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter Two: the second release from The Legacy Series, matured in first-fill bourbon and sherry casks alongside refill oak casks. Some bright tropical nuances to enjoy here!
- Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt: a no-age-statement, roasty, toasty Japanese malt whisky made up of both peated and unpeated spirits, and matured in sherry casks.
- Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey: a Tennessee whiskey with a mash bill of 84% corn along with a touch of rye, aged in new American oak barrels – a buttery, spicy delight.
- Highland Park Cask Strength: a smoky, floral Orkney whisky aged solely in sherry casks, bottled straight from the cask without any dilution at a generous 65% ABV.
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Whiskies from Ireland, Illinois, Israel, and Scotland (they couldn’t all begin with the letter ‘i’!) are packed into April’s Pour & Sip box, with a mystery Scotch single grain, and smoky Highland single malt rounding off this wonderful selection. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s dive in!
Whisky Works Glaswegian 29 Year Old: A well-aged single grain from a mystery distillery which ‘once stood at the heart of Scotland’s waterways’ in the eponymous Scottish city. Its years were spent in American white oak barrels, so there’s heaps of buttery sweetness to enjoy.
FEW Rye Whiskey: Distilled in Evanston, Illinois, FEW Rye is made with a mash bill of 70% rye, 20% corn, and 10% malted barley – so there’s all those herbaceous, spiced notes from the lead grain among a melange of fruitier flavours.
Milk & Honey Classic Single Malt: A single malt from Milk & Honey, Israel’s first whisky distillery based in Tel Aviv! It’s matured in ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks, as well as Burgundy red wine-seasoned STR casks (which stands for shaved, toasted and re-charred), imparting lots of red fruit and chocolatey flavours in this rich whisky.
Cù Bòcan Signature: Cù Bòcan (pronounced ‘coo-bock-can’) is the name for Tomatin Distillery’s smoky series of single malts. This Signature expression is matured in a trio of ex-bourbon, ex-Oloroso sherry, and North American virgin oak casks, imparting creamy, tropical notes; spicier flavours; and zesty, refreshing nuances respectively.
Waterford Arcadian - Gaia 1.1: The Waterford team in Ireland created the Arcadian series to look at terroir in barley, and this is its first release, Gaia 1.1, an organic single malt. It’s distilled from Irish barley grown by seven different farmers, and matured in a combination of first-fill American oak, and smaller proportions of French oak, virgin American oak, and ex-Vin Doux Naturel (naturally sweet wine) casks.
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March marks a very exciting month for Pour & Sip, as we present to you our first themed box! We’re celebrating women in whisky with these five tasters, from blenders and distillers to business leaders and ambassadors – find out more about them here. These expressions will take you through taste to Scotland, Ireland, and Kentucky.
Compass Box Juveniles: A collaborative limited-edition blended malt, bringing together four single malts: fruity Strathmill, herbal Balmenach, waxy Clynelish, and red fruit-forward Glendullan. The whisky is drawn from a combination of refill hogsheads, re-charred hogsheads, and both first-fill and refill sherry butts.
Roe & Co Irish Whiskey: The first (and so far, only) release from Dublin’s Roe & Co, which marries a classic Irish blend of malt and grain whiskeys. It’s matured exclusively in ex-bourbon casks, a high proportion of which are first-fill. Full of tropical, creamy, and honeyed sweetness.
Deanston 18 Year Old: A well-aged expression from Deanston, initially matured in second-fill casks before it was moved to first-fill American oak Kentucky bourbon casks for a shorter finishing period. A waxy, buttery Highland single malt.
Scallywag: A blended malt from independent bottler Douglas Laing, made with whiskies exclusively from the Speyside region. Malts from the Mortlach, Macallan, and Glenrothes distilleries feature, with 65% drawn from first fill ex-Spanish sherry butts, and the rest from ex-bourbon casks.
Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old: A high-rye bourbon from Bulleit, with a mash bill of 68% corn, 28% rye, and 4% malted barley. It spent its 10 years of ageing in charred American white oak casks, with a rich balance of creamy sweetness and spicier notes.
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June’s Pour & Sip box showcases the delights of Scotch (hailing from the Highlands, Lowlands, and Islay), alongside two really quite different rye expressions from Denmark and Maryland – a truly globetrotting selection bursting with flavour!
Bladnoch Vinaya: A new release from the Lowland Bladnoch Distillery, Vinaya is matured in a duo of first-fill ex-bourbon and first-fill ex-sherry casks – the former highlights those classic Lowland florals and adds bright citrus fruit, while the latter brings richer, chocolatey notes.
Balblair 15 Year Old: The Highland Balblair Distillery initially matured this 15 Year Old in vanilla-forward, tropical American oak ex-bourbon casks, before it was moved to first-fill Spanish oak butts, imparting spicier, warmer nuances.
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old: A classic sherry-matured Glenfarclas, with the Speyside whisky boasting all those hallmark juicy, festive flavours – it’s bottled at 46% ABV, for the simple reason that it’s the strength that George Grant’s grandfather preferred it at.
Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye: Sagamore Spirit is bringing the traditional sweeter style of Maryland rye whiskey back, made by blending two batches of whiskey – one made with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, and the other with just 52% rye and the rest mostly corn, which is sweeter – together.
Stauning El Clásico: Inspired by the Manhattan cocktail, El Clásico is said to be the world's first rye whisky matured in ex-vermouth casks from Denmark’s Stauning Distillery. Made with 51% malted rye and 49% malted barley, it’s initially aged in virgin American oak, and then finished in ex-Spanish vermouth casks.
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We’re taking our taste buds to Scotland, India, Japan, and back to Scotland in this Pour & Sip box. With smoky expressions and lighter floral blends, this is great to explore the many styles of whisky. Let’s get stuck in!