The Loch Fyne The Living Cask Batch 8
50cl / 43.6% abv
Our very own blended malt created with more than two decades of experience in listening to our customers!
The Story So Far...
Why have one Living Cask, when you can have two? Inspired by our award-winning The Living Cask 1745, we created a second cask of equal quality. To begin, we part filled it with our 1745, which we then topped up with a selection of carefully chosen Highland malts. We christened this The Living Cask ‘Batch 1’. Because of how it was made, stocks were limited, and it soon sold out.
We then set about creating Batch 2. Taking the depleted stocks of Batch 1, we poured in a selection of delicious Speyside single malts. Once again, stock was limited and The Living Cask Batch 2 sold out as well. Next came Batch 3 – we took what remained of Batch 2 and added some amazing sherry cask single malts. Batch 4 followed, taking the depleted stocks of Batch 3 and adding some of the best bourbon cask single malts we could find. The fifth batch introduced ex-bourbon casks to the mix, bringing a mellower tone than its predecessors. Batch 6 was influenced by the addition of more Islay malts, returning The Living Cask to its smoky 1745 roots and winning a silver medal in the 2018 Scottish Field Whisky Challenge. With Batch 7, we injected some more coastal notes from the west coast, and in the latest stage of its evolution, Batch 8 brings a terrific balance of sweet and salty with the addition of some carefully chosen Highland malts.
And so the process goes on! The Living Cask® will always be an evolution of its Islay origins while every batch builds upon the flavours of the last. Each intriguing expression is a limited release, and part of an ongoing series which is as collectable as it is delicious.
Start your remarkable collection now, and remember, no two batches are ever the same. (Nor are three, four or… you get the picture...!)
Nose: fruity and clean with notes of lemon, lime and kiwi atop a sweet white chocolate and vanilla note.
Palate: light and grassy with sweet fruits and some of Batch 7's coastal notes emerging amid a warming spice.
Finish: smooth, gentle and long lasting.