Thanks to the support we’ve received across the Nation, and with our newly increased access to top quality single casks, we’re very excited to announce that we are launching a retail line of Single Cask Nation whiskies that will complement our continued and exclusive online offerings.
Listed just below are the details of our exciting first releases of Retail-Only bottlings which will be available in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Additional states will be added to our lines of distribution as we release more whisky. These whiskies are expected to hit store shelves in March 2017.
Four single casks are part of our initial releases and they are:
Ardmore 8yo, Refill Bourbon Hogshead
This cask bottling, distilled in July 2008, spent eight years maturing in a refill ex-Bourbon barrel. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2016 at 56.9% ABV. Cask #0703820 yielded 228 bottles.
Nose: Freshly lit tindersticks, warm sea air right before a storm hits, damp forest earth, smoked jerky with subtle note of olive tapenade, well used baseball gloves and oiled rags
Palate: Effervescent towards the front of the palate with salted celery stalks, vanilla extract, cinnamon chewing gum, almond nougat, and a sweet malty backbone
Finish: Lingering saltiness with dark chocolate and almond skins, hints of dried cherry skins
On the label: One for the Peat lovers: smoky and salty with an unmistakeable coastal quality but there’s also dark chocolate and hints of dried cherry skins
Glentauchers 8yo, Refill Sherry Hogshead
This cask bottling, distilled in May 2008, spent eight years maturing in a refill ex-Oloroso sherry hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2016 at 58.1% ABV. Cask #900250 yielded 222 bottles.
Nose: Brown Licorice All-Sorts and baked spiced pears with a good malty backbone and subtle hints of mesquite
Palate: Peach fruit leather, overripe apricots, extra dark chocolate, spiced and poached pears, weighty malt, becoming subtly dry as it leads into the finish
Finish: Rich and warming with lingering notes of dried fig and apricots, more dark chocolate
On the label: Sweet and spicy with pleasing warmth, the spicy/malty nose gives way to rich fruit and dark chocolate on the palate, before transitioning into a satisfying finish
Glenrothes 8yo, Refill Sherry Hogshead
This cask bottling, distilled in October 2008, spent eight years maturing in a refill ex-Oloroso sherry hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2016 at 56.3% ABV. Cask #10763 yielded 318 bottles.
Color: Warm honey
Nose: Fresh malt and sea air with beach grass, hints of dunnage warehouses, ginger sponge cake, lime juice, and pink Himalayan salt
Palate: Honeyed entry with a wonderful waxy texture, guava paste and fresh mangoes, rich oak note without being astringent, warm apple pie with generous cinnamon
Finish: Paraffin wax, marzipan, and orange spiced gumdrops carry the finish through to the next sip
On the label: This rewarding dram is malty and salty to begin, with waxy tropical fruits that transition into a sweet and spicy finish
Girvan 10yo, Refill Bourbon Hogshead
This cask bottling, distilled in May 2006, spent ten years maturing in a refill ex-Bourbon barrel. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2016 at 57.7% ABV. Cask #700079 yielded 228 bottles.
Color: White gold
Nose: Grapefruit pith, lemongrass, fresh coconut, yellow Pez, white pepper
Palate: Rich oily mouthfeel with clotted cream, dehydrated pineapple chunks and candied lemon peels, banana chips
Finish: Moderate length with freshly sawn seasoned oak, green peppercorns, and just a hint of lemon meringue pie
On the label: Bright and citrusy with a creamy mouthfeel, luscious candied fruits, hints of pepper, and seasoned oak
A list of our distributors will be made available shortly.