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After 40 years of creating some of the world’s finest whiskies, founder Mike Collings is now at his “Firkin” best. His approach to whisky making delivers flavor like no other, transforming great whisky into exceptional whisky. Combining staves from ex-bourbon barrels with new French oak from Limousin to create custom casks delivering exceptional flavor. Casks are seasoned with tailored fortified wine chosen for each whisky creating perfect flavor harmony. It’s in our DNA to create exceptional whiskies, simply, with no pretense but a tad of mischievousness.

Meet the Firkin 4

  • Firkin Rare = Smokey, Soft Peat

  • Firkin 49 = Silky Smooth, Soft and Nutty

  • Firkin Islay = Full on Peat with Mellow Sweetness

  • Firkin Ten = Rich and Creamy


This release begins with a 2008 barrel from one of only 2 Royal Distilleries in Scotland, Royal Brackla in the Northern Highlands, close to Cawdor Castle made famous in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. 330 Bottles.

Marry this classy Highland dram with the tangy, spicy richness of Madeira Wine, and what emerges is rich, creamy, and a tad spicy.

Holly’s Tasting Notes: Yellow cinnamon raisin bread with dashes of nutmeg, the spice is bright. There is a nuttiness that as it opens up turns into a buttercream. Maybe you can put that butter on the cinnamon raisin toast! The palate is more spicy dried fruits, jammy, and figs.

Thanks to my friend Harold for letting me try this whisky from his personal bottle!

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryRoyal Brackla
  • StyleSingle Malt Scotch
  • RegionHighlands
  • Age10
  • ABV48.9%
  • No. of Bottles330
  • Country of OriginScotland
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • BottlerThe Firkin Whisky Co.
  • Cask TypeMadeira
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