Mossburn Vintage Casks No 28 Craigellachie 2007 13YO 46%

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Mossburn Vintage Casks No 28 Craigellachie 2007 is a third party bottling of Speyside Single Malt Whisky. It has an Oloroso cask finish and is part of Mossburn’s Vintage Casks range, a collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies each issuing from a strictly limited and select batch of casks. 

Mossburn Distillers & Blenders is a brand new Scotch whisky project owned by Marussia Beverage which is part of the empire controlled by Swedish billionaire Frederik Paulsen. The company is headquartered at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders on the site of the former Jedforest Hotel. Their new distillery, called Reivers Distillery, will be one of the first new distilleries to be built in the Borders for over 150 years. Mossburn have also established Torabhaig Distillery on the Isle of Skye, which opened in 2017 (the second distillery on Skye after Highland Park). The parent company also own the Kaikyo Distillery in Japan which produces Hatozaki whiskies. Not content with this, they have also created the peaty Caisteal Chamuis whisky range. The first Mossburn bottlings were released in 2017.

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 ever-changing single malt whiskies and two permanent blended malts, an Island and Speyside, with bespoke cask bills. There are also some very limited occasional single cask bottlings.

The Craigellachie Distillery is located in the heart of Speyside at Aberlour, Banffshire near the village of Craigellachie itself. The distillery was founded in 1891 and today it is owned by Bacardi and operated through its subsidiary Dewar & Sons. Craigellachie has long been a prized malt for blending due to its full, yet aromatic character, primarily in Dewar’s Blended Whisky.

Mossburn Vintage Casks No 28 Craigellachie was distilled in 2007 and bottled as a 13 year old with an Oloroso cask finish. Bottled at 46% ABV without any colouring or chill filtration.

Tasting Notes

Mossburn Vintage Casks No 28 Craigellachie 2007 13YO is a robust and weighty whisky due to their use of worm tub condensers reducing the copper contact in the whisky making process, while a long fermentation time brings out distinct fruit flavours. This release had floral fruity notes intensified through finishing in fresh Oloroso hogsheads providing a rich, fruitcake flavour.

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