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Uncharted Whisky Co, Smokestack Lightning, Peated Highland Malt 13 Year Old

Sale price£78.95
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Uncharted Whisky Company

Founders: Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

Release: Smokestack Lightning

Distillery: Secret

Region: Highlands, Scotland

Age: 13 years

Distilled: December 2009

Bottled: March 2023

Cask Type: Single ex-bourbon cask

Cask Ref: UC015

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 53.8%

Outturn: 360 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Peated Highland Malt 13 Year Old Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

A cask-strength juggernaut, billowing smoke and fully laden with full-bodied flavour. This is Smokestack Lightning and it's shinin' just like gold. Distilled in an un-named Highland distillery, this aromatic and peated dram is feral. It conjures tastes of rich smoke, barbecued marshmallow, sweet apple crumble, and crisp leather.

Nose: Smoke bellows out of the glass - super sweet and earthy. Smouldering barbecued marshmallows, and new leather follow. 

Palate: A coal scuttle, a blast of sweetness mingle with a touch of delicate wine. This fades to an apple crumble warmth layered in with the ubiquitous smoke. Feinty leathers rise toward the finish.

Finish: Long and mellow, the smoke departs and granny’s biscuit tin emerges from the cupboard alongside a touch of citrus.

Ed's review

Colour: Light straw, chardonnay. Thick and oily in the glass.

Nose: Vanilla cream smoked over hay. Lemon tarts with a pebble minerality. Leather-bound books, fresh into the library.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Smoke with crisp apples and lemon citrus. Quality malt as the backbone, with light oak and a touch of wood spice. Alcohol is well integrated.

Finish: Long with smoke coming to the fore, before edging back into spice and a warming conclusion.

Overall: A delightful, clean, peated whisky aged in a classic, straight-up, bourbon cask.

About Uncharted's Smokestack Lightning

As you may have noticed, Uncharted Whisky Co always name their whiskies after classic records which have stood the test of time. This whisky was named for the bawling blues classic by the utterly unique Howlin’ Wolf. This full-bodied and gutsy cask strength number bellows charcoal smoke and electrifying flavour.

A mystery distillery, heavily peated and from the Highland region, Speyside is often called a “sub-region” of Highland and we can only reveal that this billowing smoky libation is a Speysider. Alas, not all distilleries are as keen on transparency as we are but one thing we can be sure of is that this is fantastic whisky well worthy of a place on your whisky shelf. 

Uncharted Whisky Co, Smokestack Lightning, Peated Highland Malt 13 Year Old
Uncharted Whisky Co, Smokestack Lightning, Peated Highland Malt 13 Year Old Sale price£78.95
The Uncharted Whisky Company
Jack Breslin and Dana De Vos, Founders of Uncharted Whisky

Meet The Founders

Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos

The Uncharted Whisky Company was founded by partners; Jack Breslin and Dana de Vos. They've been working in Scotland’s booming drinks industry for years, and have held countless different roles. Now, they're embarking on their own adventure. Something they love. Independent bottlings of cracking whisky.

Jack and Dana select exceptional spirits and marry them with exceptional casks to create off the grid whiskies for Uncharted fans around the world. Everything they bottle has passed the 'Jack and Dana test'. They have to love it before they bottle it. Everything is done by hand and in tiny batches.