The Loch Fyne The Living Cask Batch 9
50cl / 43.6% abv
The Loch Fyne The Living Cask Batch 9 Description
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, while Batch 8 brought a terrific balance of sweet and salty with the addition of some carefully chosen Highland malts. The latest evolution has seen five carefully selected Speyside single malts, matured in a delicate balance of bourbon and sherry casks before being married together with the remnants of Batch 8 to create Batch 9.
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...!)
Please note: Our Loch Fyne Whiskies products are presented in handmade glass bottles. Due to their handmade nature, these bottles can show small imperfections such as grooves and seams in the glass.
Nose: light, floral and soft, with notes of green apples and a touch of manuka honey.
Palate: toasted almonds, sweet vanilla and a gentle citrus injection.
Finish: long and impressive with further notes of soft fruits, vanilla and that honeyed sweetness, before a subtle dry spice right at the end.