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Mackillop's Choice

We encountered the Mackillop’s Choice range upon Lorne Mackillop's visit to Australia in 2008. A man among the rare number of ‘Masters of Wine’, he showcased his wares, discussing his ethos for selection.

Similar to other independent bottlers of note, he searches for unique characteristics not found in distillery bottlings. Approximately 80% of the cask samples tasted are rejected. Lorne adds, “When you get a really nice cask in amongst a batch of others, it just shines out like sun from behind a cloud. It is my name on the bottle, my signature and therefore I have to be happy with it myself."

Of course, the Mackillop’s Choice whiskies reflect Lorne’s own personal preferences: Speyside and old Islay whiskies where the influence of the sea has been tempered by a honeyed richness via long maturation.