SBFC Foundation Charitable Croftengea 16

Note: THIS IS SOLD STRICTLY AS A MAXIMUM OF TWO BOTTLES PER PERSON and there is a $10 shipping and handling fee to get this bottle from our warehouse to your front door.

Single Cask Nation is proud to collaborate with Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation on this charitable bottling spearheaded by Jim Heidelberger and supported by Alyssa Pearson. $20 from each bottle sold will be donated to SBFC.

Who/what is SBFC?

"The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is a community of wilderness-minded and hardworking individuals, dedicated to connecting wilderness with the people who work, live, and play within it.

The efforts of the SBFC community protect and preserve the natural, pristine character of wilderness."

To learn more and support SBFC in their mission to protect and preserve wilderness, visit their website, Facebook, and/or Instagram. If you'd like to donate more than your share from this bottle sale please click here.

Now what about the bottling?

This single cask of Croftengea Highland peated single malt was distilled at the Loch Lomond distillery in February 2005. It spent sixteen years maturing in a refill bourbon hogshead before being bottled in July of 2021 at a cask strength of 51.2% ABV. Cask #98 yielded 290 bottles.

Our tasting notes are as follows:

Color: Reflective Gold

Nose: Opens with a delightful pungency (Funyuns, onion bagels, and pickled onion crisps with a hint of wild garlic around the edges) but dig deeper and a softer side emerges (blanched almonds, melted toffee, and warm banana bread) along with a certain fecundity (fresh shoots, warm earth, that kind of thing)

Palate: Oily and warming with buttered shortbread, fresh sourdough bread dipped in a combination of extra virgin olive oil and fresh cracked pepper, hints of leather boots, then a discernible camp fire ashiness as it transitions towards the finish

Finish: Moderate to long with more butter shortbread (maybe Snickerdoodle cookies now), yellow/citrus popsicles, more cracked pepper and a camp fire ashiness

Thoughts: One for pouring next to the campfire after a long day of clearing brush.

Built in 1965, the Loch Lomond distillery, located 45 minutes north west of Glasgow in the very south of the Highlands region, is one of the most unique distilleries in all of Scotland. The distillery is home to three very different types of stills: classic Pot Stills for distilling both peated and unpeated spirit, "Lomond/Inchmurrin" stills, also for distilling both peated and unpeated spirit, and column, or Coffey stills for distilling both unpeated and peated grain spirit. Loch Lomond produces 14 different types of distillate and uses 3 different types of yeast. They have capacity to produce 5 million liters of malted spirit and 18 million liters of grain spirit. Describing a house style is impossible!

The phenol level (peatiness) on the barley for this whisky is between 40-45 ppm.

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