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.
If you like a smoky but still slightly sherried whisky you will absolutely love Ardbeg Uigeadail. It is named after Loch Uigeadail, a lake near the distillery where they get some of their water. It was the first high proof whisky released after the reopening of the distillery and is created of a mixture of ex-bourbon and sherry casks.
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.