A couple of months ago the very kind people at Claxton’s Spirits got in touch and asked if they could send me a wee box of their single cask releases. Out of sheer politeness I said yes*, and now here we are. When I popped the parcel open I was hugely excited by what I saw – a mid-90’s Springbank, a late 90’s Teaninich and an early noughties Bruichladdich to name but a few.
If you’ve not come across any of the Claxton’s releases, I can kinda forgive you, as they’ve only been on the independent bottling scene since 2015. However, they’ve made quite an impact in that relatively short time frame, to the extent that I’ve used some of their single cask bottling for various private tastings I’ve hosted over the last couple of years. There’s no overlap between the whiskies I’ve used and the samples they sent, so all five drams single casks are brand new to me. Better get stuck in then, eh?