Pour & Sip May 2023 Box
5 drams and matching tasting cards
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In honour of the Islay Festival which falls in May each year, three of our whiskies this month are produced on the famed island, with a Dutch single malt and brand new blended Scotch to boot.
Scarabus: A mysterious Islay single malt from Hunter Laing, Scarabus was released to put emphasis back onto the flavour Islay whisky instead of the distillery, while keeping everything else a little secret.
Bruichladdich 10 Year Old 2012 Bere Barley: This unpeated single malt was produced from the 2011 harvest of heritage bere barley, distilled in 2012. The whisky itself spent ten years in first-fill bourbon casks, with the barley bringing light, zesty fruit notes and lots of barley sugar.
Lagavulin 8 Year Old: The well-loved Lagavulin 8 Year Old was being produced as far back as the 1880s, but the smoky, coastal expression was then relaunched as a limited edition to celebrate Lagavluin’s 200th anniversary in 2016 and proved so popular that it was then added as a core bottling.
Millstone 4 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company): While this Dutch single malt was heavily peated to 50 PPM, the long fermentation time and narrow cut mean that the smoke is a little subdued. Matured in first-fill Pedro Ximénez sherry hogsheads, expect a decadent balance of rich, fruity sweetness from the sherry, a good helping of baking spices, and hints of earthy smoke.
Turntable Track 3: Purple Haze: New on the Scotch whisky scene is Turntable Spirits, founded by two brothers with over 20 years of experience between them. This blended Scotch is made up of 44% Balmenach drawn from a Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon, 42% Craigellachie from an oloroso sherry butt, and 14% Invergordon grain from a sherry barrel.