Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:43
A Pair of New Cadenhead Small Batches - Dalmore and Tomatin
Let's move away from the world of old whiskies to something more current, yet decidedly old school. The good people at Quaich Bar have been quietly going about their business these few months, and have now started to slowly bring in some independent bottlings from great bottlers like Duncan Taylor and Cadenhead. As distributors for Springbank and its whiskies, it comes as no surprise, then, that Cadenhead, which is also owned by Springbank, is one of the new bottlers on board.
The crown jewel (in my humble opinion) of Cadenhead's whiskies the past year, would have to be its small batch release. Driven by Mark Watt, General Manager of Cadenhead, and inspired by the old school black dumpy bottles from the Cadenhead in the decades passed that have now passed into legend, these small batch releases are causing waves and stirs in the whisky world. I have tried a few already to date, so its high time to start reviewing them. Let's start with a very unusual pair from two slightly less known distilleries, Dalmore and Tomatin.