Wer Nachschub für seine Whiskybar benötigt oder einfach neugierig auf Neues ist, wird sich über die folgende Information freuen, die wir vom Pinkernells Whisky Market, dem deutschen Importeur von Claxton’s, erhalten haben: Der unabhängige Abfüller Claxton’s bringt fünf neue Single Cask Abfüllungen dem Motto „Vibrant Whiskies Perfect For Summer“ für den deutschen Markt heraus – und diese werden vom Importeur ab sofort im Groß und Einzelhandel angeboten.

Nachfolgend haben wir die Daten und die englischsprachigen Tasting Notes zu allen fünf Abfüllungen für Sie. Alle sind sie Einzelfassabfüllungen, ohne Farbstoff und Kühlfiltrierung abgefüllt:

ARRAN 1996

Sherry Puncheon, 609 bottles
21y / 52,1 % abv / 0,7l
€ 120,– (€ 171,43/l)

Nose: Assertive Sherry notes, wood polish, bitter orange and pine resin wrapped up in apricot jam and apple sauce.
Palate: Savoury and dry. Candied orange peel, almonds and mild sandal wood giving the palate a vivacious profile.
Finish: Long. Flavours develop more sweetness with soft cooked apples, bubble gum with a trace of aniseed.

AUCHROISK 1997

Hogshead 324 bottles
20y / 52,3 % abv / 0,7l
€ 115,– (€ 164,29/l)

Nose: Fresh green tea, Cantaloupe melon and wild flowers enhanced with bitter chocolate and a chalky minerality.
Palate: Clean, fresh and vibrant spirit. Black tea, blackberry jam tarts, kiwi and fresh root ginger.
Finish: Long, subtle and varied. Beef jerky, dried tobacco leaves, sweet custard and marmalade.

CAOL ILA 2012

Hogshead, 341 bottles
6y / 57,2 % abv / 0,7l
€ 69,– (€ 98,57/l)

Nose: A deep Caol Ila spirit profile. Salted caramel, smoked salmon, wet driftwood and cookedapples.
Palate: Outrageously well developed! Candied apple, smoked almonds, seaweed, oat biscuits,baked pineapple, dark chocolate and much more.
Finish: Very lengthy and smoky. Hints of mezcal with sooty peat and lingering, soft TCP.

RUADH MAOR (peated Glenturret) 2009

Hogshead, 327 bottles
9y / 60,1 % abv / 0,7l
€ 54,– (€ 77,14/l)

Nose: A unique, earthy, oily smoke supported by a host of barbeque aromas, sweet smoked paprika, wet iron, copper and roast potatoes.
Palate: Dry and spicy with charcoal smoke. Barbequed meats and honey cured ham sprinkled with fresh mint and thyme.
Finish: Long and multi-layered. Black smoke, orange bitters, spent coffee grinds, mint and new leather.

MILTONDUFF 2008

1st-fill Bourbon Barrel, 245 bottles
9y / 55,9 % abv / 0,7l
€ 59,– (€ 84,29/l)

Nose: Malty, biscuity and sweet. Hobnobs, syrup and delicate vanilla lifted by subtle gooseberry and cooked lemon peel.
Palate: Soft fruit and wood spices strengthen the palate. Conference pears, more gooseberry, and buttered cinnamon toast.
Finish: Medium long. Icing sugar, spices and understated pine