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Firkin Whisky Twins: Tullibardine Double Sherry Cask and Ledaig 2008 Marsala Cask

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About this twin pack

Firkin Twins includes two of my favourite Firkin releases (2 x 700ml). The first is a Tullibardine 2012 aged in a double wood, double sherry (Oloroso and Amontillado) cask. The second is a Ledaig 2008 aged in a double oak ex Marsala cask.

Key Facts About Firkin 49

Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company

Distillery: Tullibardine

Age: 2012 Vintage

Region: Highland, Scotland

Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch

Cask Type: Double oak, seasoned with both Oloroso and Amontillado

Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 306 Bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Tullibardine 2012 Tasting Notes

Ed's tasting notes:

Colour: Natural colour, light to medium amber. Coats the sides of my copita, with legs that continue to cling on.

Nose: Gentle and welcoming. Soft peach skins, ripened in the sun on the oak kitchen table. Hazelnuts and peanuts - natural, not salted. A touch of sweetness from vanilla fudge.

Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel. Fruit and nut milk chocolate, with raisins and more hazelnuts. Sticky figs and ripe plums. A touch of spice adds gentle warmth.

Finish: Medium to long finish. The fruit and nut chocolate continues. The spice lingers, leaving one's palate ready for another dram.

Read Ed's full review here. 

Key Facts About Firkin Rare

Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company

Distillery: Tobermory

Age: 2008 Vintage 

Region: Highland, Scotland 

Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch 

Cask Type: Double oak, ex Marsala wine

Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 700ml

Ledaig 2008 Tasting Notes

Ed's tasting notes

Colour: Natural colour: medium amber. Coats my copita with oily legs running down the side of the glass.

Nose: Soft, sweet smoke mingles with tropical notes. Like snacking on mango next to a fire on some beach far, far away. Or, closer to home, barbecuing sticky pineapple nears the woods on an Autumn evening. A definite meaty note, like glazed pork ribs or honey roast gammon. And that meat is seasoned with chilli, pepper, and cloves.

Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel. That meaty Ledaig spirit works so well with the sweet Marsala wine. As on the nose, glazed pork ribs over the BBQ, where smoke acts as a seasoning - complimenting, not overpowering. Sweetness with tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, as if you have a cocktail to go with those ribs. Or a taco, crammed with juicy pork, lime, and pineapple. The alcohol is well integrated, adding body and a gentle spice - with no burn.

Finish: Medium length finish. Sticky glazed pork which melts in your mouth, leaving a balance of sweetness and spice.

You can read Ed's full review here.

Single Note Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Meet the Founder

Rick van Diepen

Single malt scotch whisky and jazz music are Rick van Diepen's passions.

Rick has been a whisky enthusiast since 2005, when he did an exchange program in Edinburgh. He joined the University's whisky society and visited distilleries across Scotland. Caol Ila distillery was his favourite.

So that's exactly where he started, when he launched his own Independent Bottler label, Single Note Whisky, with a single cask Caol Ila release.

These are whiskies with soul and style, perfect to enjoy with beautiful music in the background.