North Star Spirits. One of the younger #IndyScotchWhisky kids on the block having established only in 2016. The man behind the brand, Iain Croucher, has already in this short time created a bit of a cult following. If you know North Start whiskies, you know of the Vega! Bringing a modern design twist to the age old industry of whisky, North Star is a breath of fresh air. Though for Iain himself, we know its a bit of a whirlwind at times!
So we are delighted to bring to you a collaboration as part of North Star’s Series 006 release*. An exclusive single cask Orkney 11 Year Old, 2007, Pedro Ximenez Sherry cask finish, 63.7%.
(*due in w/c 22nd Oct)
A Stellar Collision
We are thrilled to have this Orkney among our ranks. And yes, it says Orkney and only Orkney. But we all know from which distillery this comes from. You’re thinking it right now. Yes, that one. And you are correct. The spirit speaks for itself as to the origin of this cask. Though it has been given a boost by being finished in a lovely Pedro Ximenes sherry cask following a slumber for most of its 11 years in a refill hogshead. Distilled in March 2007 and bottled exclusively for TheWhiskyBarrel.com in September 2018, just 298 bottles are available.
Iain’s tasting notes alone are enough to make you salivate:
Nose – Manuka honey. That’s premium honey. The palate is buttery dark fruits. Richness and mood. The finish goes with chocolate sherry cake during your elevenses. Downright yum.
Paired with this lovely deep rusty golden colour, this is an exciting and enthralling whisky.
Our huge thanks to Iain and North Star Spirits for this wonderful dram.
And Don’t Forget the Other Guys – coming very soon!
Along with our Orkney exclusive there are more new whiskies to venture. Not least the brand new North Star ‘Millenial Range’. Bottled at 50% and outstanding value, they fill a creative gap in the market very nicely indeed. Ambassadors for Scotland’s whisky regions – CA 001 (Islay), BR 001 (Speyside), TE 001 (Highland) and 001 (Island).
In addition, North Star Series 006 brings a range of very exciting and delicious new whiskies. Miltonduff, Bladnoch, Glentauchers and Caol Ila to get your lips round.
Available now at TheWhiskyBarrel.com – North Star