What is our ‘self-fill’ single cask Scotch whisky?
Our visitors have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of exclusively-matured whisky drawn from a unique single cask. The bottle can be filled by the individual from the barrel onsite, and is labelled for them by our team. Each Scotch whisky cask contains roughly 200 – 600 bottles of whisky, dependent on the size, type and age of the cask. And when the last bottle is gone, its unique taste passes into history.
Cask No. 5 is an ex-sherry oak cask, which gives a rich colour and character compared to an American oak cask. Bottled at 56.5% abv, cask 5 was laid down in 1999, and was released from the warehouse in November 2016, with the last bottle being filled on site on 24th November 2017. A total of 609 bottles were filled from this cask.
Whisky tasting notes
As two barrels of Scotch whisky are never quite the same, we never know exactly what aromas and flavours each new whisky cask will give us, so each barrel is tasted and described by our team of whisky advisors. Here are the tasting notes for this delicious single cask whisky:
Spicy, Bitter-Richness, Fruity
Hot ginger on the nose with cracked white pepper, cinnamon and creamy vanilla. All swimming in a sticky salted caramel.
Bitter and fruity dark chocolate, espresso coffee, stewed plums, tannic sherried woodiness and tobacco leaf.
A baking cupboard bonanza with raisins, sultanas, mixed peel, dried orange slices and rich muscovado sugar.
How to purchase a bottle from this unique Scotch whisky cask
Cask number 5 is currently sold out, and due to the nature of oak casks, each single cask bottling has its own unique character and flavour.