We’ve got a stunning new bottling of single malt from a secret distillery, as well as a stack of new batches from not-quite-so-secretive distilleries.
This Monday, we’ve got seven new bottlings to show off to you. If you didn’t know, the ‘One for sorrow, two for joy…” rhyme about magpies also applies to whisky launches, hence why one of these seven whiskies is from a secret distillery - “Seven for a secret, never to be told.” Similarities between whisky and magpies don’t stop there, of course. If you leave a whisky to its devices, it will build a nest and amass shiny things.
Anyway, about that Secret Distillery #2 bottling - well, there’s not much to say about a secret, is there? It’s meant to be a mystery! What we can say is that it’s a mighty delicious single malt, with full-bodied Golden Syrup, toffee and ginger biscuit notes. The label might hold some hints towards where the whisky came from (or simply terrify you)…
We’re on to our fifth batch of Ben Nevis single malt, and this time we’ve bottled a tasty 21 year old single malt from the distillery in the Highland region. It looks like the intrepid mountaineer’s friends have almost caught up with him, just in time to enjoy a glass of Ben Nevis on Ben Nevis while looking down at Ben Nevis.
Our second batch of Glenturret single malt is another cracking whisky from the oldest operating distillery in Scotland. The first batch didn’t have an age statement, but this one does, and it’s a rather handsome one indeed - it’s 35 years old! The label once again shows the chap doing some distilling on his illicit still, but he’s also got something else cooking now…
Here’s our second batch of Glenlossie single malt, matured for 25 years before we bottled it all up! The labels that adorn the bottles feature a selection of produce in the shape of an onion-shaped still, which you could see if you took a snoop around the Glenlossie distillery.
Clever King James IV reckons he knows what will make his beer better - distilling it! And he’s sending back some scones just because they’re a bit stale! Can you believe it?! He thinks he’s so smart… Anyway, retroactively judging a former king for his thoughts on drinks and baked goods aside, here’s our third batch of Tullibardine single malt, which is 26 years old!
As is well documented in the history of forever, steam engines are awesome, which is why we’re more than happy to present our second bottling of Longmorn single malt, matured for 25 years! There’s a steam engine on the label, you see, because there’s a steam engine in the Longmorn distillery. Not just because we enjoy external combustion engines of yore, honest.
And finally, our seventh new bottling today is our third batch of Linkwood, which is a 26 year old. The chap on the label is once again fixing that broom, replacing either the head or its handle - but it’s still the same broom. Some philosophers out there may disagree, but have any of them won an award for saving money by using the same broom for 20 years? Didn’t think so.