Edencroft has 4 New additions to it’s range this week with whiskies from the Highlands, Islay and Speyside regions.
The brands include Balblair, Laphroaig, Macallan and Mosstowie and are aged between 14 and 33 Years Old.
||Balblair – 1983 1st Release
Country: Scotland Region: Highlands
Age: Strength: 46%
Summary: Matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, Balblair Vintage 1983 is a rich, warm dram, combining all core Balblair characteristics. Only just launched to replace the 2nd release of 1975 this stunning dram is sure to be just as popular as its predecessor.
Appearance: The first release of Balblair 1983 has a rich golden appearance.
Aroma: On the nose there are warm aromas of butterscotch, toffee and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Citrus fruits can also be detected in the aroma adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage.
Taste: On the palate it is sweet and spicy; with overtones of fresh fruits and honey.
Finish: A long, warming and full bodied finish.
|70cl||£ 195.00 BUY NOW|
||Laphroaig – Old Malt Cask 14 Year Old Edition
Country: Scotland Region: Islay
Age: 14 Year Old Strength: 50%
Summary: Cask: Refill Hogshead DL No: 9227.
Bottles from Cask: 311.
Distilled: Oct 1998.
Bottled: Dec 2012.
Nose: opens sweetly – then catch is "ocean" – peat & tar.
Taste: still phenolic & sweet + spices – chimney soot & iodine.
Finish: "bandaged" – still peated/sweet – tarry & spiced.
Buy any two bottles from our current Old Malt Cask range (listed on our Blog http://edencroft.blogspot.co.uk/) and receive a bottle of 13 Year Old Malt Cask Cragganmore FREE (worth £70.00).
|70cl||£ 95.00 BUY NOW|
||Macallan – Old Malt Cask 25 Year Old/15th Anniversary Edition
Country: Scotland Region: Speyside
Age: 25 Year Old Strength: 51.4%
Summary: To conclude a very rewarding year for me, professionally and personally, Hunter Laing & Co Ltd. is releasing two special new lines. The first of these is an Anniversary series of six casks, bottled to celebrate fifteen years of our flagship Old Malt Cask brand. Together with my sons Scott and Andrew, as well as our Master Blender Tom Aitken, I have selected casks from our maturing stocks which each do justice to the labels fifteen year milestone. These cask-strength Anniversary bottlings are presented in green glass with wooden gift boxes, and are finished in the original-style labels to pay homage to the earliest Old Malt Cask releases. Choosing these casks allowed me to reflect with pride on my last fifteen years as a single cask bottler and, in reviewing our stocks, to look forward with relish to the next fifteen years of the Old Malt Cask.
|70cl||£ 440.00 BUY NOW|
||Mosstowie – 33 Year Old Gordon Macphail Rare Edition
Country: Scotland Region: Speyside
Age: 33 Year Old Strength: 46%
Summary: For over 25 years Miltonduff Distillery produced 2 different Single Malt Whiskies. In 1955 due to the increased demand within Hiram Walker for different styles of whisky, a chemical engineer, Alistair Cunningham designed the Lomond Still. This type of still had a wide neck which housed three rectifying plates. These plates were used to vary the amount of reflux that took place within the still thus altering the spirit produced. The plates could either be filled with cool liquid or left dry. They could be rotated – the horizontal position would maximise reflux while the vertical position would reduce reflux. Due to increased demand for Ballantines Blend in the 1980s, the Mosstowie stills were altered to produce Miltonduff – the key component of Ballantines.
AROMA WITHOUT WATER: Freshly washed wool and hessian. With hints of polished oak, beeswax and orange peel.
TASTE WITHOUT WATER: A sweet liquorice and aniseed flavour. Pepper and ash notes linger.
AROMA WITH WATER: Creamy hot chocolate aromas with spiced orange and cardamom notes.
TASTE WITH WATER: Cinnamon and Clove influences with hints of Cedar wood.
|70cl||£ 485.00 BUY NOW|