You can buy this from Royal Mile Whiskies for £25<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Say what?! Darn, my first thought it to be as expensive as Springbank (to which it was compared).
Hopefully, my whisky provider will take that item on the shelf soon.
It consists of malts which have been rejected for single cask bottlings (though not necessarily bad whiskies) and they have then spent at least 10 further years in sherry casks.
This 25 year old represents a clearout for Cadenhead's as does their 21 year old so get your hands on it quickly.
sorry to correct you again about the CL 25 & 21. It's made by the Springbank team and is a blend of very old malts and grains - some much older than 25yo.
The example you gave about the rejected Cadenhead whisky came from an answer I gave to the question "what do you do with rejected whisky".
The answer was "we will often re-cask it, blend it and vat it".
Also it isn't a 'clearout' - it is simply a one-off that will (probably) never be repeated.
In other words, it really has nothing to do with Cadenhead's - I am just a huge fan of it!
Hope this clears things up abit.
That and the 25 yr old sold out very quickly at the Dufftown festival when David Stirk presented samples for tasting.
He told me that the 21 yr old was almost a 25 yr old as there was hardly any whisky in there at 21 yr old and most of it was over 25.
I can't wait to see if it does come out.
why don't you believe us regarding the malts inside CL? Why not email Springbank and find out more about what's inside - I think you may be surprised.
Also the 21yo is discontinued - you may be referring to the Springbank 21yo which will be bottled again once it has aged accordingly.
The shop got out the new Springbank brochure and the shop guy told me the follow up to 25 CL would be the 21 in a few months time. The follow up to 25 Moildard (?) will be a much better 30 year old.
Frankly I suspect that there is much miss informnation here, probably not SP fault so I am happy to leave it CL 25 being one of the best blends I have ever drunk and it is a BARGAIN of proportions that rarely come up.
A full list would be nice though?
Took me ages to track it down in the end, had to travel 400 miles!
The Moidart won't be replaced with a 30yo nor will there be anymore 25yo (not in the near future anyhow). Just the 10yo for the time being.
What amazes me about the Campbeltown Loch (as someone who regularly drinks it), are those customers who claim it is 'expensive' - I often intercept people in one of the shops who are looking for an excellent whisky for a beginning drinker. Well for me the CL 25 is perfect (although it does start them near the top). The fact that it is a blend often puts people off, and then the price tag (they were wanting to spend maximum £20).
Oh well, I guess that leaves more of it for you and me.
I do think it's weird that Springbank has done the bottling for this, and the title suggests that Springbank might be in the blend. But according to one poster, Tamdhu and Macallan are the dominant top dressing malts.
Any feedback or comments would be appretiated.
I am not an avid blend fan - but found this to be less impacted by the presence of grain - and quite pleasant.
Also, I was at a Springbank Tasting Event in Calgary last month - with Kate Wright from Springbank - and we started the evening with a the Campbeltown Loch 21. Again - it was quite enjoyable - but not memorable - but that could be because it was followed by:
The Springbank 10, Longrow 10 (Sherry), Springbank 15, Springbank 100 Proof, Springbank 21 and a Springbank 1966... with dinner... then after dinner the new Longrow 14, and a couple of others that I don't trust my memory to recall (go figure) - and I can't find my notes at the moment...
Overall an amazing evening. The 21 and the 1966 are on my list of "lifetime favourites"
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