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.
Batch 002 | Matured in Ex-Bourbon Casks and bottled at the historic Claxton’s Dalswinton Bond in the Scottish Lowlands. This bottling puts grain whisky in the limelight and is an opportunity to experience a remarkable 30-year-old dram from an under-recognized source. Claxton’s knows that mature grain whisky, aged in the best oak casks, can create an excellent dram.
This 30-year-old single-grain whisky has benefitted from traditional-style warehousing in the former grain stores of Sandbed Farm on the Dalswinton Estate. During maturation, grain whisky gains a distinctive flavor and draws its color from the cask, enhancing the grain spirit’s distinctive characteristics.
Brand Tasting Notes: The nose has rich fudge, spicy buttercream cake, and walnuts. Light earthy notes of spicy forest mushrooms. Rich apple pie dough. The palate is rich cinnamon, rich toffee, soft yellow apples, hints of pineapple, and sweet notes. The finish is delicate and long, with Spice cake, cinnamon, walnuts, tropical yellow fruit, and honey.
- Bottle Size700
- DistilleryGrain Barn
- StyleSingle Grain
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeBourbon