It's been a while since we had a new curation to announce, but our third month of out-of-the-ordinary whisky tastings is upon us, and with it comes "Incredible Indies": A flight featuring six incredible whiskies from six fantastic independent bottlers.
We're breaking new ground this month, with not one, but TWO 21 year old whiskies in the box, and our most outlandish sixth dram yet (coming in at nearly £200 per bottle!).
Full details are below, and you can get hold of a one-off Incredible Indies box here, or save a few quid and subscribe for a monthly Scotch-drop, then join us for our monthly virtual tasting on Twitter (7:30pm on 27th October).
Enjoy salivating over the line up till then!
Warmest whisky wishes,
Chris, Greg & James (The Dram Team Founders)
Introducing Incredible Indies...
First up is a stunning Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the Single Cask Exclusives range by the Creative Whisky Company. This is a 10 year old from the Girvan distillery.
This dram exhibits everything that is great about grain, and at 50% ABV is shockingly easy sipping, full of yummy sweet caramel & vanilla goodness. A cracking start to our line up this month.
Our second dram is a Fettercairn 10 year old single malt Scotch from the Provenance range by Douglas Laing, a family-run independent bottler since 1948 with a wide selection of fantastic bottlings.
This is a lovely light summer distillation, fruity and refreshing, following on nicely from our grain and warming us up for the serious stuff to come!
We move into some meatier whisky now, with a cask strength single cask bottling of Craigellachie 12 year old by The Gleann Mór Spirits Company.
At over 57% ABV this packs a serious punch on the palate, and has an impressively complex nose to it as well. It handles water beautifully, really opening up upon dilution. One to dedicate some time to.
After that punchy third dram, our fourth is a lovely subtle Islay single malt, Hoebeg by Robert Graham.
This suggests a huge hit of smoke on the nose, but is surprisingly and delightfully smooth and mellow in the mouth, and a fantastic introduction to Islay peated whisky for those who fancy dipping their toes into its smoky waters.
We really start spoiling you now, with the first of two 21 year old whiskies, Tobermory 21 by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
Beautifully fresh and apply for its age, it is lively on the palate, but with the rounded undertones and depth you'd expect from a whisky that spent 21 years in the barrel. A gorgeous dram.
We really push the boat out for our Sixth Dram this month, lining up our most expensive whisky yet, the Mortlach 21 from Murray McDavid, which retails at nearly £200 for a full bottle.
Even more so than the Tobermory 21, this whisky demonstrates all the complexity and class you'd expect from a dram with its maturity. Distinguished and refined, it really is a drop of delight.
If that has tickled your taste buds, once again you can get hold of a one-off Incredible Indies box here, or save a few quid and subscribe for a monthly Scotch-drop, and then join us for our monthly virtual tasting on Twitter (7:30pm on 27th October).