Claxton's Summer 2020 ReleaseClaxton's have assembled another wonderful mix of peated and non-peated malts matured in a variety of woods including x Madeira and Ruby Port. ‘The Single Cask’ range are all bottled at cask strength ‘in house’ at Dalswinton Bond on the estate in the Lowlands. Due to the current circumstances, dispatching tasting samples in advance of the release wasn't possible. However, if the last shipment is anything to go by, the quality on offer here is guaranteed to over-deliver. Company Director, Tom Roskams adds, "I believe we have developed a very strong reputation for bottling spirit of the highest quality and our partners have a high degree in trust in what we do. The reality is we simply don’t put any spirit of any type into a Claxton’s bottle if it is not a prime example of what that distillery and Claxton’s has to offer as we would never risk damaging our reputation."
Mostly sold out in the UK, this is a once-off direct import shipment. We cannot source more once these are gone.
This family run, Yorkshire-based company is no different to other good indies; They bottle all-natural single cask whiskies and have been passionate collectors for decades. Since 2015, family members have been meeting together to decide what gets bottled (naturally, elders get the final vote). What sets Claxton's apart is a quality / price ratio that more than a few independents have lost sight of. Given the current exchange rate, the value really is remarkable (direct import pricing has helped further sharpen the deal). Presented in heavy-set rectangular decanters, all whiskies are natural strength, non chill filtered and come with the highest recommendation.