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The Firkin Friday Dram: Try Firkin Ten


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The Firkin Friday Dram

TopWhiskies has teamed up with Firkin Whisky Co to bring you The Firkin Friday Dram!

The last Friday of the month will be time to celebrate with us. Each month we will be giving you an amazing deal: two 30ml drams delivered to your door for only £6.99, with free UK postage. You can share with a mate, or simply treat yourself twice (because you deserve it, after all).

This is a great way to ‘try before you buy’. We will give you £6.99 off a bottle of Firkin Ten and will deliver the bottle for free. That means you effectively get your drams free, and free postage on a full bottle. The perfect opportunity to pick-up this delectable whisky.

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company

Whisky Maker: Mike Collings

Distillery: Benrinnes

Age: 2008 Vintage

Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch

Cask Type: Double wood, seasoned with madeira

Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 2 x 30ml

Firkin Ten Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

There’s a time when you need a dram. Whether you have had a hell of a day, you want time for reflection or simply to get over the jet lag.

When you’ve had that kind of day, this is the firkin whisky you need. Firkin Ten is bright and lively with a pantry full of kitchen spice.

This whisky will enliven and intrigue you, and it hangs around to remind you that life is so Firkin good.

Ed's tasting notes

Colour: Natural colour. Light amber, coating my copita.

Nose: Part caramelised red orchard apples. Vanilla custard pastries, served with a latte. Cinnamon and nutmeg. An underlying cereal note.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Orchard apples with peaches. Pain au raisin, thick cut lemon and orange marmalade. Milk chocolate. Bright spice.

Finish: Medium to long. Orange marmalade and spice.

Read Ed's full review here.

About Firkin Ten Benrinnes 2008 Whisky

Firkin Whisky Company have married whisky from Benrinnes distillery in Aberlour, Speyside with the tangy and spicy richness of Madeira wine from Portugal. Firkin's custom single cask uses half American first-fill Bourbon staves and half new French Limousin oak staves. This Double Oak cask, with the spicy richness of Madeira, creates a unique flavour profile, creating a dram that is rich, lively and a tad spicy.

Read more about Firkin Ten in our blog here, and more about Firkin Whisky's approach here.

Minley Manor Whisky Tasting
Mike Collings Scotch industry veteran and the founder of the Firkin Whisky Co

Meet the Founder

Mike Collings

Mike Collings could have retired with an incredible track record in whisky. He had created Johnnie Walker Blue & Green Labels, The Classic Malts, Rare Malts, Distillers Edition, Flora & Fauna series, Cardhu and Royal Lochnagar. That’s pretty good as far as CVs go.

He’s been working in whisky for 40 years. You couldn’t blame him for packing it in and putting his feet up. That would have been the sensible thing to do. But Mike is many things. Sensible isn’t one of them. Mike stirs the pot. He thinks about things differently and always asks: ‘what if …’

So, he found himself enjoying a few drams in a Tokyo bar thinking: what if I created a whisky that was unique on the single cask single malt market.

So he did. And it's Firkin awesome whisky.