- Suggested retail price: $449
- Thursday, March 2 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $13
In 1870, the landlord of The Tochineal Distillery doubled the rent. Much to his surprise, distiller Alexander Wilson decided to move rather than pay the new rates. He removed the stills and all the equipment from Tochineal and in 1871, founded "The Great Distillery of Inchgower" nearby. The Tochineal buildings still exist, but they have never made whisky since.
Inchgower is in Banffshire, not far from the mouth of the River Spey and just on the outskirts of the fishing town, charmingly named Buckie. Despite being a relatively small-scale distillery, Inchgower holds up to 60,000 casks, most of which is sold to larger houses for blending. There have been no official releases by the distillery, but there are quite a few merchant bottlings that are quite well received.
This particular bottling was taken from a single barrel, distilled in July 1995 and matured in a sherry butt. It was bottled in September 2015 at natural cask strength of 57.6%, non chill filtered and with no added color. There were 582 bottles made.
Tiny bits of the charred cask settle at the bottom of each bottle: Blackadder's 'Raw Cask' signature. We look forward to opening a bottle with you Thursday evening.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Scotch - Invergordon 27 Year (1988)
Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Grain