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Claxton’s – Ben Nevis 17 Years Old

Claxton’s – Ben Nevis 17 Years Old

This is another independent single cask expression from the clever folks at Claxton’s. Distilled at the end of 1998 and bottled in 2016, this has spent 17 years under wraps in a hogshead (1608-1552). Available to buy here. This is bottled at 54% ABV. Nose: Lots of oak and alcohol as you open the door, but then you’re welcomed in warmly with assam tea, fresh figs, and honey. Vanilla punches through as it rests along with buttery toffee. This is…

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Claxton’s – Bunnahabhain 14 Years Old

Claxton’s – Bunnahabhain 14 Years Old

Another treat from the indie bottlers Claxton’s. This is a 14 year old single cask Bunnahabhain. Cask No: 1607-3185. It was distilled in October 2002 and bottled in 2016. Bottled at 51.6 % ABV. Nose: Marzipan, buttery shortbread, sweet nectarines, a hint of wood. Lemon zest as it develops. A little lavender maybe as well. Palate: Oily and oaky with a little pepper. Lots of malted grain. Quite nutty. There’s an undertone of citrus just playing with the sides of…

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Claxton’s – Glen Elgin 20 Years Old

Claxton’s – Glen Elgin 20 Years Old

This spirit was distilled on Speyside back in November 1995. Back in those days I was a spotty teenager, just embarking in the world of A-Levels. I had no taste, and no style. Now I have both, along with a good dollop of maturity. It bodes well for this spirit, then, which has been allowed to rest for 20 years before making its way into a bottle in 2016, and then to my door by way of Claxton’s the independent…

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