Over the past 6 months we have been carefully sampling single casks of whisky.
For us, there is no Master of Malt or Spirits Manager, instead we work very much as a collective – good old fashioned tastings with friends, family and associates to select the whisky we want to bottle.
We are proud to introduce our second three bottlings. We feel these three varying ages and styles of whisky bring a diverse range of unique flavours and aromas. Ultimately though, the selection shares the key qualities and characteristics of single cask whisky from their retrospective distilleries.
We love the heritage that whisky holds as well as the new connections and stories it still creates today. For our final selection, we reached out to others and took their views into consideration.
Having shared our drams with friends and colleagues, we’ve brought you (what we think) are three fantastic new whiskies to enjoy:
Distilled in 2013 and matured in a refill bourbon hogshead, we chose this cask for bottling due to the sweet and smoky flavours. It’s a combination we have not often found in releases produced at this distillery, but nonetheless transported us to the Islay shores.
Distilled in 2010 & matured in a 1st fill seasoned American oak sherry hogshead. The flavours and aromas almost constantly interchange, with flavours usually associated with bourbon maturation being at the forefront, then another nose or sip, later the sherry influence becomes the most prominent. It is everything we want Tri Carragh to be known for; whisky that will be a talking point around the table.
Distilled in 1983 and matured in a refill sherry butt. This cask showcases the amazing complexity, depth, balance and flavour that can only be achieved through a slow maturation in a refill butt. Perfect for enjoying with friends and family while discussing the intricacies that can only be found in an older single malt.
Charlie has spent over 40 years in the Scotch industry and travels extensively teaching, tasting and judging. His experience has lead him to select casks for the most major whisky companies in the world. Indisputably a world authority on the subject, he was elected Master of the Quaich in 2009 and has been honoured by her late HM The Queen for his services to Scotch whisky, UK exports and charity.