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: Red Wine Barrique
This is a rare find, as few independent bottlings have been released of Dalmunach.
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.
This Claxton’s bottling of Dalmunach originates from the Speyside region, which has the highest density of Whisky distilleries in Scotland. This expression was matured in a St Julienne Second Growth Grand Cru Red Wine Barrique, and whilst we can’t put it on the bottle for IP reasons, the cask is from Chateau Leovilles. A perfect example of a Bordeaux wine cask from France married with a Dalmunach Spirit from Speyside in Scotland.
Brand Tasting Notes: The nose has cherries, hazelnut, and sweet herbal bitters. Citrus and orange fruit tones. The palate is a powerful combination of citrus, purple fruit, and sweet liqueur. Rich and pure. Hints of. Cointreau and white peppers. The finish has sweet mocha bitters. Some fruit and slightly sweet syrupy. Creamy and fairly long.
- Bottle Size700
- StyleSingle Malt Scotch
- Year Bottled2021
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeRed Wine