The release echoes the flavours of springtime by using our excellent first-fill Makers Mark ex-bourbon casks, specially selected by our production director, John Campbell. The spirit has been maturing longer for this crop of Sowing Edition, and we have selected casks from the top of the warehouse to maximise flavour. Our Sowing Edition First Crop was tremendously well received, and we are confident customers will enjoy the progress weve made for this years release.
The Glenturret 10 Years Old Peat Smoked brings together the two-spirit styles of the distillery, matured in both first fill and second fill European and American oak casks. The resulting complex whisky commands a higher strength of 48.4% ABV. Smoking embers on an open beach fire. A pinch of sea salt. Darker smokiness shows in glimpses. Soft warm spices and vibrant citrus fruits flicker in the flames.
After a series of small batch releases, the team at Ardnamurchan are now satisfied they can make a 'core' release at a consistent level to now do away with the codes that were featured on previous releases.
So moving forward we will have AD/ as an ongoing release, with a brilliant balance of soft, slightly sweet smoke, bracing sea air and rich, full fruity notes. For such complexity to be present in what is still relatively young spirit is a stunning achievement, and the team should feel so proud of what that are producing.
The Ardnamurchan Distillery is the most Westerly distillery on the mainland of Scotland, sitting on a remote fifty square mile penisula with a single track road being the only access.
NIKKA THE GRAIN is composed of old
Coffey grains (corn and malted barley) and
Coffey malts (100% malted barley) from
the now closed Nishinomiya distillery, as
well as Coffey grains and Coffey malts from
Miyagikyo. The finishing touches are added
by Barley Grain (malted and unmalted
barley) and Barley Grain and Corn & Rye
(malted barley, corn, rye), all distilled in
pot stills at the Moji and Satsumatsukasa
distilleries, which originally specialized in
Shochu production. Each spirit was carefully
selected from these four sites. Bottled at
48% ABV, NIKKA THE GRAIN reveals
a creamy texture and complex palette of
The ivory white label is design like a canvas.
Each of the four lines symbolizes the unique
aromatic input of the four distilleries.
NIKKA THE GRAIN celebrates Nikka
Whiskys heritage and commitment to
offering whisky lovers across the globe
unique tasting experiences.