Pour & Sip June 2022 Box
5 drams and matching tasting cards
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We're travelling to Tennessee, Scotland, and Sweden through the power of whisky with this month's drams, with Swedish cloudberry wine casks, some well-aged Lowland single malt, and even a celebrity bourbon among the tasty offerings.
Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon: Heaven’s Door is a Tennessee bourbon co-created by Bob Dylan, with the help of master blender Ryan Perry. The straight bourbon is distilled, aged, and bottled in Tennessee, produced from a sour mash made up of 70% corn and 30% ‘small grains’ (such as rye or wheat). Matured for at least six years in American oak barrels, it's full of buttery sweetness, with jammy fruits, oaky tannins, and nuttiness.
Mackmyra Stjärnrök: A subtly smoky Swedish single malt from the wonderful Mackmyra, Stjärnrök translates as ‘Star Smoke’. It’s made up of Oloroso sherry-matured peated malt, and bourbon-matured unpeated malt. There’s virgin American oak in the mix too, though the most unusual addition is Swedish oak ex-cloudberry wine casks, in which a proportion of the whisky was finished.
Arran 10 Year Old: Officially launched in 2006, this 10 Year Old has scooped up numerous awards throughout the years, likely because it exudes all the honeyed richness we know and love from Arran. Yes, this is an island whisky, but it’s full of sweeter, malty, citrus notes, rather than the smokier flavours many associate with whiskies from the region.
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old: This well-aged Lowland single malt is matured entirely in ex-bourbon casks, so it’s rather grain-forward, with subtle woodiness, vanilla creaminess, and distinctive citrus notes in support. A short fermentation gives Auchentoshan a distinctive cereal note as well as a generous dose of zesty citrus, while the triple distillation results in a lighter and sweeter flavour profile.
Fable Blended Malt Batch One: Fable is about gothic illustrations, and in its previous releases Blair Athol was represented by a crow, Mannochmore by a hound, and Dailuaine the moon – all of which, if you could see the full bottle, you’d notice appear on the graphic label of this blended malt! It spent seven years in ex-bourbon barrels and hogshead casks, with just 3,000 limited bottles released.