We are pleased to advise that our 3rd batch of Infrequent Flyers is now available. Originally bottled during March, this release was delayed as a result of the UK lock-down, and was eventually launched in June.
Batch 3 consists of five casks; four single malts and one single grain, and all from distilleries that are making their first appearance in the Infrequent Flyers series. The Dumbarton (the single grain) is particularly notable as the distillery is no longer in existence, having been moth-balled in 2002, with the remaining buildings demolished in 2017.
We are pretty excited about this 3rd batch, as it is the first batch to feature bottlings of some of our re-racked casks. We have an intensive and ongoing re-rack programme, which we quietly work away on in the background, transferring whiskies from their original casks to new wood types, such as Sherry, Port, Madeira, Sauternes, Virgin Oak, to name but a few. It takes time for these operations to come to fruition, and it is only now that some of these casks are ready to roll. Batch 3 strikes a nice balance between original casks and re-racks, and is a glimpse of things to come re future releases.
The 3rd batch can be summarised as follows:
- Bowmore 1997 cask # 2688 / 22YO / PX Sherry Finish / 48.3%
- Dumbarton 1997 cask # 178 / 22YO / Virgin Oak Finish / 55.3%
- Allt-a-Bhainne 2005 cask # 69290 / 14YO / refill puncheon / 59.9%
- Glen Spey 2006 cask # 4828 / PX Sherry Finish / 57.5%
- Miltonduff 2009 cask # 701585 / ex-bourbon barrel / 58.5%