The Remnant Whisky Company's 700ml Fly By Night release.
Matured in both ex-bourbon and Australian apera casks.
"First-fill Bourbon and Australian Apera casks bring aromas of mocha, blood orange and fresh ripe peach with a hint of toasted marshmallow. On the palate, decadent flavours of dark chocolate orange, meringue and salted caramel evolve into an elegant finish of almond croissant and vanilla custard."
by Belgrove's Peter Bignell, who - backed by a consortium - acquired a number of barrels from a failed investment scheme and vatted them into this single malt release.
As described on the back label:
"A little over ten years ago [redacted] started a scheme to help finance growth of his fledgling whisky company [redacted]. It is possible in those early days that [redacted] intentions were good but it wasn’t long before [redacted], given a big endorsement by Whisky Bible author Jim Murray, was in financial trouble and [redacted] was selling empty barrels and stealing from other barrels to bottle and sell.
"Fast forward a little and those investors left with the remnant of the failure were stuck between a rock and a hard place due to [redacted] refusal to fulfil [redacted] contracts in place with investors.
"Enter Peter Bignell of Belgrove Rye Whisky fame and his hastily formed consortium. Peter, a gentleman if ever there was one, felt the pain of the [redacted] investors and put together a rescue deal to purchase the barrels and set out to blend and bottle the whisky that almost never saw the light of day."
- Single Malt