Neue Whiskys des unabhängigen Abfüllers Claxton’s gibt es zu vermelden – informiert hat uns der österreichische Importeur Genuss am Gaumen, bei dem auch ab sofort die Bottlings erhältlich sind.

Für Österreich sind diese vier Abfüllungen (vier Single Malts und ein Single Grain) zu haben. Bei ihnen handelt es sich ausschließlich um Einzelfassabfüllungen. Zu den Flaschen haben wir Ihnen auch die englischsprachigen Tasting Notes des Abfüllers gestellt.

2008 Benriach, Hogshead, 10 YO, ABV 56.5%

Nur 251 Flaschen weltweit 

 – Vibrantly fruity on the nose with apples, pears and honey sweetness cut with refreshing citrus elements on the palate and a long finish. A very refreshing summer dram.

2008 Ardmore, Ex-Islay Barrel, 10 YO, 59.4% 

Nur 166 Flaschen weltweit 

Smoke cured cheese, sausage and bonfire roasted pumpkin seeds, almonds and toasted brioche gives way to wet ropes, leather and apple pie. Packed full of character.

2007 Glen Moray, First Fill Bourbon Barrel, 11 YO, ABV 51.4% 

Nur 252 Flaschen weltweit 

Vanilla custard, apple crumble and cinder toffee. Rich and full bodied with cinnamon, orange zest and a hint of barrel char to finish. One for the rainy summer evenings.

1996 Speyside, Sherry Butt, 23 YO, ABV 57% 

Nur 303 Flaschen weltweit 

  Intense dried leaves and tomatoes, dry sherry notes and fruits including apricots and figs on the nose leading to citrus, dark chocolate and muscovado sugar on the palate and toffee apples and walnut cake to finish. A wonderful example of a well-aged sherry matured spirit with lots of nurturing depth.

1992 Strathclyde, Barrel, 26 YO, ABV 49.2%

Nur 199 Flaschen weltweit 

Sweet orange, caramel pudding on the nose. Cocoa beans and nutmeg on the palate and finishes with and a long almond and hops finish. Mature and rich. Not much can match this vintage and quality in the market at the moment. An excellent example of a mature Single Grain to keep things interesting and well worth some attention.