Claxton’s was formed in 2011 with the first range of single-cask Scotch whiskies finally ready for a very successful launch four years later in 2015. Building on this with subsequent releases and quickly developing a loyal following across Europe, by 2019 it was time to establish a cask maturation warehouse. One hundred years after the Landale family bought Dalswinton Estate in 1919, Claxton’s moved into Sandbed House on the banks of the River Nith, in the heart of the Scottish Lowlands, and the Dalswinton Bond was born.
Quality, variety, and individuality are at the forefront of Claxton’s ethos when combining spirit and wood for maturation. Every shape, size, and type of cask is used for a specific reason. Their releases currently include Warehouse No.1 and Warehouse No.8, Exploration Series, Grain Barn, and the Dalswinton Series.
Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel
The Exploration series focuses on single-cask releases with quality and accessibility in mind. This range encourages customers to explore the whisky regions that might otherwise have been inaccessible.
“Croftengea” is one of the Loch Lomond peated spirit styles and is named after one of the islands on Loch Lomond, located in the heart of the Highlands. Croftengea has an earthy peated style, quite unique to this distillery, and different from the more medicinal peat found in an Islay bottling. Matured in an American Bourbon Barrel, this is an unapologetic peated whisky with pepperiness and vanilla notes from the cask maturation. A spectacular expression for those who enjoy a more robust dram with a flavor profile way beyond its years.
Holly has had some really fantastic Croftengea bottlings and can’t wait to try this one! If you like heavy peat smoke this is for you.
- Bottle Size700
- StyleSingle Malt Scotch
- Year Bottled2021
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeBourbon