An 11-year-old single cask from the Macduff distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 16 November 2007 and bottled October 2019 as an 11-year-old.
Matured in hogshead cask #11303, with 211 bottles at 54.6%. It is the release #16 from the Alistair Walker Whisky Company.
Nose: Huge nose. Burnt toffee, cake mix and hints of marzipan.
Taste: Bright, vibrant and jammed with flavour. Sweet - butterscotch candy, honeycomb, over-priced cinema pop-corn and vanilla pods, with clove and peppery overtones.
Finish: Big and long-syrupy and chewy.
Bottler’s Comment: Interestingly, the out-turn was much lower than expected, meaning that the head space (air in cask) was above average, enhancing oxidisation of this whisky leading to a particularly smooth dram. This was also a late addition to batch 2, replacing a more famous distillery cask that just wasn't up to scratch yet. Flavour over reputation.
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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