Buried at the back of the Morrison & MacKay warehouse, uncovered as they prepared to leave for their new premises, was found a small quantity of an exceptional whisky. To be bottled as a Celebration of the Cask this Strathmill 1990 was from an ex-Sherry Butt and originally put in to glass in 2015. It is a stonkingly good dram and we at The Whisky Shop Dufftown have agreed its escape plan.
Interested? Intrigued? Here are our tasting notes:
Nose: Garibaldi biscuits. Rich fruit cake. Raisin toffee. Dark treacle and dark cherries. It's all there on the nose.
Taste: Chewy raisin flapjacks. So moreish. Rum & raisin fudge. Malt loaf (not meat loaf of either variety). Bonfire toffee. The complete picture for a well balanced and complex sherry cask whisky.
Finish: Mint humbugs with warming spice. Warm Cointreau and a touch of menthol.
What's the price for this 25 Years Old masterpiece? Just £105. How do I get hold of one? Well here comes the twist. There will be only 60 of these Celebration of the Cask Strathmill's. It will be launched at Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2017 but we want the guests that come along to Peter Mackay's tasting at 17:30 on Monday 1 May 2017 to be assured of getting a bottle so it will not go on sale until The Final Drop should there be any left after Peter's tasting.
What's more. Here is the another twist. If you go along to Peter's tasting you will get the whisky for £90 a bottle (£15 off). Limited to one bottle each if needs be to slate demand on the night.
Want to be sure of getting a bottle? Then click here to buy a ticket to Peter's tasting. Next best thing is to come along to The Last Drop. You may even get 10% off. Still cheaper than at Peter's tasting. Shame The Last Drop is sold out. Finally it will be available for £105 from 10am BST on Tuesday 2 May from the shop or from our website.
Here's a little teaser.
For those interested the background is an Ordanance Survey Explorer Select 1 : 25000 scale centred on The Dufftown Whisky Region.