Bladnoch Distillery has launched its 2021 Single Cask Collection. The new set of whiskies from the Lowland distillery are available in limited quantities through it website and Visitor Centre.
The Bladnoch 2021 Single Cask Collection is made of six single casks, hand selected by Master Distiller, Dr Nick Savage as the very best that were maturing at Bladnoch’s 204 year old estate this year. This year’s collection includes Scotch aged in Palo Cortado Sherry, Port Pipe and Amontillado Sherry casks.
Single Cask 2021/01: Matured in a delicate Bourbon barrel, this aged malt displays decadent notes of chocolate, toasted oak and fresh apples. Distilled in April 2008, Cask 237 is bottled at cask strength and natural colour. £140.00 GBP.
Single Cask 2021/02: Matured in a single exquisite Bourbon cask. This aged malt displays notes of buttered popcorn, vanilla pods and banana. Distilled in March 2007, Cask 209 is bottled at cask strength and natural colour. £140.00 GBP.
Single Cask 2021/03: Matured in a decadent Palo Cortado Sherry hogshead, this single malt displays notes of toasted almonds, dried apricots and wood spices. Distilled in October 2005, Cask 1022 is bottled at cask strength and natural colour. £170.00 GBP.
Single Cask 2021/04: Matured in an elegant Amontillado Sherry hogshead, this aged malt displays notes of sweet cinnamon, figs, plums and liquorice. Distilled in October 2005, Cask 1034 is bottled at cask strength and natural colour. £160.00 GBP.
Single Cask 2021/05: Matured in an exquisite Port pipe, this single malt displays notes of polished oak, apricots and hints of liquorice. Distilled in April 2007, Cask 6703 is bottled at cask strength and natural colour. £170.00 GBP.
The sixth cask in the 2021 Collection (Single Cask 2021/06) is a grand ex Canasta Butt that is one of only a few to exist in Bladnoch’s bluestone warehouses. Distilled in 2002, this single malt features notes of liquorice, delicate florals, and almonds on the palate. It will presented in a unique all-black bottle. It is priced at £400.00 GBP.
“The 2021 Single Cask Collection once again allows us to demonstrate the quality and breadth in style of the maturing stocks at Bladnoch,” Savage. “As part of this five year program, these 6 whiskies add to the 2020 collection with more cask types and vintages, including the extreme rarity of certain casks such as the specially selected Canasta Butt. The 2021 collection showcases the very best casks from our maturing stocks.”
The inaugural 2020 Single Cask Collection sold out in short order. The 2021 Single Cask Collection is also extremely limited and is expected to sell out quickly.
To purchase the Collection, head over to Bladnoch’s official website.