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Claxton's Warehouse Special Releases No's 1 & 8

Claxton’s latest Warehouse No.1 outturns feature Highland Park, an outstanding peated 'Williamson' (Laphroaig) and a Mannochmore classic, amongst many others. Cask types range from STRs, a Tormore in a fresh rum barrel and a peated Croftengea from a St Julien Grand Cru Red Wine barrique. As always, Claxton's continue to fly the flag for quality Single Grain with a 15YO Port Dundas at a very accessible price. ‘The Wee Whisky Warehouse No. 8’ adds to the diversity with smaller cask releases - most limited to around 60 bottles. Taking a leaf out of Duncan Taylor's book, the practise is based on the simple premise that there is more wood interaction with whisky over a shorter period of time in a small cask than in a large cask. 'Octave casks' are typically made from staves of a previously used sherry butt and are approximately one-eighth the size of a butt (around 100 litres). Increased interaction between the wood and the spirit gives the whisky a greater depth of flavour and aroma in a shorter period of time. Claxton's have chosen to work with Tawny and Ruby Port, Madeira Wine and Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry. For obvious reasons, these bottlings are especially limited.