Islay Malt 10 year old whisky (barrique 3)



Distillery: undisclosed

Region: Islay, Scotland

Age: 10 years old

Year distilled: 2008

ABV: cask strength of 58.2%

Cask ref: 3

Cask type: ex-red wine barrique finish

Bottle outturn: 306

Bottle size: 700ml

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Nose: Sweet aromas on the nose with a hint of peat and some savoury notes. Intriguing elements of juniper, red berries and cherries.

Palate: Golden syrup and barley sugar, with just the right amount of smoky sweetness throughout to make this a gentle, balanced and delicate whisky.

Finish: Long and rich subtlety, with some spice that was hidden initially. Honeycomb and soft oak. It comes a long way from the initially light aromas. 


Every once and a while we come across a whisky that we’ve got to share with the world, but what we can’t share is the distillery’s name. We can tell you that it’s a single malt from one of the eight distilleries on Islay and was an incredible bourbon cask.  When it was 9 years old, we felt it would absolutely excel with an additional finishing period, so we finished it for a year in an ex-red wine barrique from the famous Alter Ego, which comes from Chateau Palmer Margaux in Bordeaux. So, this bottling has a pretty impeccable pedigree. However, the proof is in the tasting and, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter where this scotch comes from because we think it’s fantastic.   

For us, one of the best aspects of a good single malt whisky is its ability to bring people together. So when we created our bottles we wanted to design something that felt like a decanter - meant to be passed around a group of friends, new and old, as they enjoy sharing a dram together.

Our bottles have a good weight to them, making them feel substantial and giving them the presence a good whisky deserves.  We've offset the label, so that the whisky is centre stage; it shows the natural colour of the liquid clearly and proudly.

The label clearly and transparently shows you all the key information, including: the nature of the liquid (for example, single malt scotch) where it was distilled; how old it is; and how strong it is.  All our liquids are natural colour and non chill filtered.

Our bottles come in two sizes: 700ml, which is our standard for our main releases; and for some of our expressions, 100ml minis.

Packaging: All our bottles are shipped in a specialist anti-shock 'air tubes'.  These create a sleeve of air around the bottle to keep it safe and protected while in the post.  The air tubes are then places in discreet, plain, cardboard outer boxes.

UK shipping: We offer next-day delivery as standard, and you will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery. The postage cost is a flat fee, so you can order as many bottles as you like for the same postage price.

EU shipping: Rates are calculated automatically on check-out, and shipments are sent using the major international delivery firms.  You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery.

US shipping: The laws and process do vary state by state, but we ship to the 20 states we're able to:

Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Washington DC, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

We use a specialist shipping company which takes care of not only the delivery but also US duty charges and paperwork; this makes it nice and easy for you!  The US stage of the journey is by FedEx and a tracking code can be supplied if you contact Ben ( Rates are calculated automatically at checkout, and please bear in mind that the price covers both delivery and US duty.  

Rest of world: We're pleased to ship to a large number of countries, with rates calculated when you check out. You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery.  Please remember, there might be local taxes you could need to pay in your country.

COVID update: We are pleased to be able to continue shipping whisky to your door.  All our operations are done in a COVID secure manner with health and safety of utmost importance.  While we endeavour to ship as quickly as possible, the reduction in flights between countries has impacted airfreight; this means some international orders may take a little longer than usual.

For large orders or help: Please contact Ben ( if you have any questions, or need help placing a large custom order.

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