This whisky was a birthday gift from my wife. Longmorn is hard to get hold of here and my wife took the opportunity to get the Signatory Longmorn here. This speyside whisky is a perfect example of how exceptional and “complicated” speyside whisky can be.
Claxton’s is a relatively new independent bottler from North Yorkshire, England. Like all the indepentend bottlers, they take casks from different distilleries and mature them they way they think best or, in case of this whisky, put it in a different cask. This whisky is a 6 year old Caol Ila single cask release that was put in first fill Pedro Ximenez casks and they let it age for about 6-8 months in those casks.
Seud na h-alba is an independent bottler run bei Aldi. This time they offer a 30(!) year old single grain, single cask whisky from Invergordon. This whisky was distilled on 21st of December 1987. 12 casks were chosen and transported to Houston Bottling & Co Pack Ltd. in Dumbarton. There, on the 23rd of July 2018, the whisky was brought down to 46% ABV and bottled in individually numbered bottles.