When is a distillery exclusive not a distillery exclusive? Whisky, like most other things has been in a rather strange place these last twelve months. And I’d argue that nowhere is that more the case than when it comes to bottles that have historically been tied to purchasing at physical festivals and to real-life visits to distilleries. These whisky moments are in my opinion impossible to truly replicate online. Everything from the excitement of travelling to an event/distillery, to the time spent away from home, with old friends, new friends, in history-steeped venues with their own sights, sounds, smells and feelings. None of these things can be duplicated virtually. And I’m genuinely not sure that I require dunnage smell-o-vision via my home computer.
Watt Whisky have bottled part of a sherry butt (interested to know where the other part headed off too – a ‘future project’ I’m told) of 5 year old Glasgow Distillery. The result is 216 bottles at 57.1% and with 5 still available from The Whisky Shop Dufftown for £68.95.