Claxton’s Dalswinton Bond is situated in the rolling green hills of the Dalswinton Estate in Dumfries & Galloway and, like many before us, we have taken inspiration from these idyllic surroundings. The Dalswinton Series celebrates the unique location of the bond and exemplifies some of the rarest and best liquid each whisky region has to offer.
The Scottish whisky regions offer a melting pot of flavours, each with their own unique characteristics and depth. The five exceptional whiskies in this series have been specially curated over many years and brought to Dalswinton for the final stages of their maturation to celebrate the creation of the Dalswinton Bond. After years of regular monitoring, sampling and evaluation, these jewels have been bottled at their peak to best showcase their elegant, complex and varied profiles.
1992 Bowmore / Single Malt Scotch Whisky / Aged 29 Years
1975 Teaninich / Single Malt Scotch Whisky / Aged 45 Years
1970 North Of Scotland / Single Grain Scotch Whisky / Aged 50 Years
1975 Glenburgie / Single Malt Scotch Whisky / Aged 45 Years
1999 Springbank / Single Malt Scotch Whisky / Aged 21 Years
This series will be released Christmas 2021. This is an exclusive series and only 100 bottles of each whisky will be released. Sign up below to register your interest about release dates and locations.
1992 Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Officially, Bowmore started distilling in 1816 when John Simpson applied for a licence, although, it is contested that Bowmore started distilling as far back as 1779. However, it wasn’t until 1837 that Bowmore started gaining a reputation in the industry after being bought over by Wm and Jas Mutter. As with many of the Scottish distilleries, Bowmore changed hands a number of times right up until 1963 when the distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison. This era is regarded as one of Bowmore’s high points. In 1994 Suntory, a Japanese distiller, took full control of the distillery after having bought a stake in 1984.
Representing the Islay region from the world renowned Bowmore Distillery, with notes of soft peat and tropical fruits, this 29 year old single cask has been selected for its archetypal Islay qualities.
Fizzy sweets and ashy smoke. Sweet nectarines, seaweed and peppercorns.
Sweet earthy peat and ash. Tropical fruits, pear drops, BBQ flavours and paprika.
Peppery with a burst of more tropical fruit. A long, maritime and driftwood campfire aftertaste.
1975 Teaninich Single Malt Scotch Whisky
One of the earlier legal distilleries, Teaninich was built in 1817 by Captain Hugo Munro. The distillery was then sold to his younger brother, John Munro, in 1831. The distillery was leased for several years to various parties before being bought by Robert Innes Cameron in 1904. Following his death, Cameron’s estate sells the distillery to Distillers Company Ltd. In the 1970’s, the Teaninich Distillery underwent a number of renovations including a new, 6 still distillery called “Teaninich A Side” as well as a dark grain plant. Fast forward to 2000 and “A side” is fitted with a mash filter; in 2013, Diageo announced a renovation for a new distillery placed next to the old distillery to produce a separate whisky.
This 45 year old single cask has been selected to showcase the best of the Highlands for its significant age statement and fine balance of fruit and spices creating a complexity typical of this region.
Mineral-chalky. Sweet with dried fruits. Hints of tobacco and sweet Shisha smoke.
Soft fruits at first with dried apricot and apple. Subtle spices and again sweet tobacco.
Satisfyingly sweet and oaky with more soft spices in the aftertaste.
1970 North Of Scotland Single Grain Scotch Whisky
A now silent distillery, North of Scotland distillery was sold for the last time in 1982 to Distillers Company Ltd. However, prior to this, North of Scotland was producing large volumes of both grain and malt whisky. In 1957, George P Christie purchased Robert Knox’s Forth Brewery for £10,000 and quickly converted the building into a malt and grain whisky distillery. In 1958 North of Scotland started producing grain whisky from it’s three patent stills. The malt whisky was produced from copper stills on the same site under the name of Strathmore. North of Scotland continued turning out grain whisky until 1980, when Christie, then concerned with the over production of grain whisky, took the decision to close. The building is now used solely as a bonded warehouse by Diageo.
Tiramisu. Crème Anglaise. Fresh vanilla. Hints of Maple syrup, ginger and biscuit.
Soft at first with an oaky-vanilla sweetness. Aniseed and cinnamon. Cloves and honey.
Deliciously dessert-like. An aftertaste full of brandy butter and brandy snaps.
1975 Glenburgie Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Established in 1829 as Kinflat distillery in the Speyside region near Forres, Glenburgie changed owners’ multiple times before eventually being bought by Hiram Walker in 1936. It has been associated with the Ballantine’s blend ever since. In 1958 two Lomond stills were installed only to be removed and replaced again in 1981. The old distillery was demolished in 2004 and a larger, open plan building was constructed. The distillery was acquired by Chivas Brothers in 2005 and has remained part of their portfolio ever since.
Sightings of Glenburgie as a single cask are rare which is why it has been selected as part of this series.
Herbal, fruity and soft spices. A biscuit and pastry undertone with soft pineapple. Sweet oak.
Soft and round. Peaches, pears and oak cut through with lashings of spices and pretzel flavours.
Long and soft finish with sweet oak in the aftertaste.
1999 Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Springbank has a long and sometimes turbulent history dating as far back as 1828 when William Reid first took out a licence to distill. Springbank is one of the longest standing distilleries in Campbeltown. As well as this, Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to malt, distill, mature and bottle on the same site. The Campbeltown region once had around 35 distilleries and experienced a real whisky boom in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, this boom was not to last and in the 1920s the vast majority of the distilleries closed. By 1960 only Springbank and Glen Scotia survived. That’s not to say Springbank emerged unscathed; the distillery was mothballed between 1979 and 1987, only fully reopening all aspects of the process in 1992. It has taken a number of years to rebuild this reputation, however, Springbank is now highly sought after and has cemented its brand as one of consistency and quality.
Black Forest Gateaux. ‘Dunnage’ warehouse notes: damp earth and old oak. Thick and juicy Sherry notes.
Soft and round. Sherry notes come through with sweet oak and black grapes. Lots of dried fruits and cloves.
Long, bittersweet and oaky finish. A gentle smoke adds to a rocky minerality.
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