After establishing in Dornoch what may be the best whisky bar in Europe (if not the world), Phil and Simon Thompson decided to take their passion for whisky to the next level by building a distillery on the grounds of Dornoch Castle Hotel. Off the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign, Dornoch's first whisky distillery was formed. Based out of an old fire station, Dornoch Distillery is quickly becoming one of Scotland's most exciting distilleries. Inspired by whiskies of a bygone age, where flavour creation meant more than commercial yield, the brothers are experimenting with very long fermentation times (7-10 days) and all cuts from the still are made by nose (and sometimes mouth) rather than thermometers, hydrometers and automated machinery. We've got a couple of years until their spirit is ready to be called whisky so in the meantime the brothers are distilling and selling an incredible Organic Highland Gin and bringing some exceptional single cask whisky from other distilleries to the market as independent bottlers.
Thompson Brothers Distillers Benrinnes 12 Year Old – WW Exclusive 2010
This is our second bottliing with Thompson Brothers and we are very excited to get it out there and open. Rip that seal and enjoy!
Cask: Refill Hogshead
Nose: Stewed apple and vanilla custard, with herbaceous oak.
Palate: Honeyed stone fruit, with oaky vanilla, caramel and oily malt.
Finish: Lots of stone fruit on the finish, supported by a touch of spice
We are delighted to partner up with them, again, to bring out this fantastic refill hogshead Benrinnes 12 Year Old. Bottled at 51.4% it offers fantastic quality & bursting with lovely honeyed stone fruit flavours and lingering spice on the finish. With an outturn of only 304 bottles this exclusive bottle can only be picked up in store or online from ourselves.