Introducing the newest releases from the Cask Noir ‘studio’.
The Cask Noir releases comprise single cask releases from classic distilleries, featuring maturation or finishing in high-quality, interesting, and unusual casks. Each release features a custom-designed label that takes inspiration from vintage cinema posters, with “movie titles” that reference the original distilleries.
The new range includes whiskies from most of Scotland’s whisky regions, including casks from distilleries that we have bottled for the first time. This set of releases includes some new very exciting ‘acts’. First of all, we have released our oldest ever release – a 30-year-old single grain, distilled at North British Distillery. In addition to this, we have also produced our first Cask Noir bottle in partnership with one of our main distributors, as an exclusive release in Germany. It’s wonderful Jura from the Isle of Jura, matured in an exciting 1st fill Rivesaltes cask. We are delighted to share with you that this is something we are planning to do more often for our growing network of distributors around the world.
The last two releases took whisky lovers across the thrilling adventures of flavours. Let’s have a look at what we can expect from the newest production of Cask Noir bottles. The full ‘acts’ are as follows:
“Adventures of Burke & Hare”: 30yo, distilled at North British Distillery, Bourbon barrel
“Hector’s Sound of Islay”: 12yo , distilled at Caol Ila Distillery, 1st fill Hospice de Nuits wine barrique
“Telford’s Travels To The Rhone Valley” 8yo, distilled at Craigellachie Distillery, 1st fill Cotes du Rhone
“Ivy In Tennessee”: 11yo, distilled at Blair Athol Distillery, Bourbon hogshead
“When The Eagles Soar”: 9yo, distilled at Ardmore Distillery, 1st fill Madeira barrique
“Ivy By The Embers”:11yo peated, distilled at Blair Athol Distillery, ex-Islay Bourbon hogshead
“Ruthrie The Wanderer In Medoc”: 13yo, distilled at Benrinnes, 1st fill Chateau Potensac barrique
“Picnic On The Corner Of The Field”: 12yo, distilled at Auchentoshan Distillery, 1st fill Marsala barrique
“The Eagle Has Landed” 9yo, distilled at Ardmore Distillery, 1st fill, Rivesaltes barrique
“”Flamenco For The Badger Clan”: 12yo, distilled at Dailuaine Distillery, 1st fill Oloroso hogshead
“Ghost On The Hill”: 17yo, distilled at Port Dundas Distillery, 1st fill Lafite wine barrique
“Antlers On The Sound”: 11yo, distilled at Jura Distillery, 1st fill Rivesaltes cask (Germany Exclusive)
The single-cask release of this new batch of Cask Noir offers an incredible selection of whiskies across different parts of Scotland, dominated by rare-to-come-by wine casks. This offers a unique opportunity to try whiskies that you are well acquainted with but with an intriguing and ‘brave’ twist.
Every sip of Cask Noir whisky tells a tale and every drop evokes the joy of flavours. As the leaves begin to change their colour, and the temperature starts to drop, get cozy and embark on a memorable cinematic whisky adventure like no other.
Head to the Cask Noir page for more details about each of these bottles.
Introducing our new addition to the Brave New Spirits Family: Da Gama Single-Barrel Rum
The world of rum has always been associated with adventure and mystery, so it’s no wonder that it caught our ‘brave’ team’s attention! We ventured forth to explore the world of this hugely versatile spirit, and explore the vast range of flavours that rum has to offer.