An 11-year-old single cask from the Craigellachie distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 23 October 2007 and bottled October 2019 as an 11-year-old.
Matured in hogshead cask #900694, with 341 bottles at 59.8%. It is release #15 from the Alistair Walker Whisky Company.
Nose: Toffee and almonds. Nutty.
Palate: Full-bodied. Shortbread and butterscotch. Some dried herbs rosemary and thyme. Soft, sweet spicy notes.
Finish: Sweet and peppery finish.
Bottler’s Comment: The distillery’s long fermentation is said to give the whisky a sweet, fruity character. This single cask bottling is a big dram and certainly packs a punch–full-bodied and weighing in at a mighty 59.8%!
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
The first batch of whiskies from Infrequent Flyers to make it to Australia arrived on shelves in June 2020. Made up from the first two batches of releases, they are in extremely limited quantities (many of these we received just one bottle).
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