Mossburn Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky one of the first releases under the Mossburn Whisky label and is part of their Signature Cask Series. It is a blended malt which is matured under the influence of three different cask woods using bespoke hybrid casks. This is matured using Mossburn Cask Bill #2, think rich and fruity.
Mossburn Distillers & Blenders is a brand new Scotch whisky project owned by Marussia Beverages. The company is headquartered at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders on the site of the former Jedforest Hotel. It is one of the first new distilleries to be built in the Borders for over 180 years. The first phase of development is construction of the Jedhart Distillery, a small distillery featuring three copper stills, five 5,000 square meter warehouse for pallets and casks and a small café. The second phase is construction of the Mossburn Distillery and visitor centre, a large production facility with the capacity to produce 25 million litres of spirit per year. There will also be a larger café and restaurant. Not content with these distilleries, Mossburn is also developing the Torabhaig Distillery on the Isle of Skye, the second distillery there after Highland Park.
Obviously building a whisky distillery and waiting for whisky to come online (the spirit has to be aged for at least 3 years before it can even be called whisky) is a long term project. So, in the meantime, Mossburn have started the ball rolling by bottling a small collection of single malt whiskies and two blended malts, an Island and Speyside, with bespoke cask bills. The single malt bottlings are Ardmore, Blair Atholl, Craigellachie, Inchgower, Linkwood, Miltonduff and Teaninich.
Mossburn Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is a blend of mature whiskies chosen from different Speyside distilleries and is characterised by typical honey, spice and delicate floral nuttiness. Like the Mossburn Island, the whisky undergoes a double maturation process. Firstly it is aged in re-use American whisky barrels for a gentle wood influence. Then the whisky re-aged and married for a second period in the specially coopered custom-made Mossburn Casks. There are 2 different Cask Bills: Cask Bill #1 for the Island and Cask Bill #2 for the Speyside.
Cask Bill #2 is a a Mossburn Cask, a hybrid cask comprising a combination of two woods. The OS: Oloroso Sherry Butts, 500 litre casks using staves from first-fill Oloroso Sherry butts lending a rich sweetness and fruit accent. The HC: Heavy Char Heads, heavily charred virgin American oak cask heads add sweet vanilla and depth. The different single malt whiskies in the blend remains a secret!
Bottled at 46% abv without any colouring or chill filtration.