This indie bottling of Strathmill from James Eadie has taken on a wealth of colour from a 19-month finish in a first-fill Oloroso sherry butt. The whisky was initially distilled at Speyside's Strathmill distillery back in May 2009, eventually yielding 617 bottles. Notes of dark cherry, rich dried fruit and a hint of coffee bean.
Finished in a first-fill Oloroso sherry hogshead for 7 months, this 12-year-old single malt is from one of Scotland's lesser-known distilleries, Teaninich. Notes of liquorice and Christmas cake with some orange peel and clove to begin with, followed by dark chocolate shavings, chunky fudge and mandarin. Just 246 bottles were drawn from the cask.