Our Own Privately Bottled Single Malt

Next year will see us celebrate our 140th birthday and what better way to kick start the year-long celebrations than with our first-ever privately bottled single cask malt whisky!

Chris Goodrum, our resident malt whisky expert, spent many hours of painstaking research to select his favourite whisky. This 'research' has paid dividends as the chosen whisky is stunning!

And the whisky that exemplified brilliance? It was none other than an 8-year-old Caol Ila from Islay. Due to arrive with us imminently, this wonderful whisky has been matured in a Bourbon Hogshead (cask number 314212) and was bottled at 61.2% ABV. The bottling is VERY LIMITED with only 144 bottles in existence, many of which have already been pre-sold, so you will need to be extremely quick!

What follows below is an in-depth note from Chris himself.

Gauntleys Of Nottingham - The 1880 Collection: The Officers Mess Bottling No1 Caol Ila 2010 (8 years old) 61.2%

''A pungent, youthful, oily, tarry, peaty nose with ash, mint, medicinal herbs, black pepper and a touch of rose petal (just to remind you that it's a young 'un!) Beneath lies a good weight of sweet-ish banana, apricot and barley. Subtly oaked and subtly salty.

The palate is youthful but rounded with earthier peat, tar, sweet barley and white fruit to begin with. Subtly oaked and lightly salted middle with developing iodine and medicinal peat. Intense, mouth-watering finish, but the alcohol is actually pretty well contained. Exits with a rock salt, rose petal and subtle coffee notes.

Water brings out the fruitiness of the spirit as well as the oils and fragrant barley. Subtler peat now with a touch more salt, bog myrtle and waxy orange rind. The Palate mirrors the nose. More oils, barley and sweet-ish white fruit and less peat. Very long and continuing fruity with a suggestion of biscuity wort, astringent herbs, salt and peat. In conclusion: I'm more than happy to put my name to this!''

You can pre-order your bottle(s) by clicking HERE or by calling us on 01159 110 555. You can even order by e-mailing [email protected] and let him know how many you would like. All orders are on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

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