Single Malt Connoisseurs Club
ABOUT OUR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH CLUBS
Members of our buyers' club share an enthusiasm for the malt elixir in the most practical way, by saving time and money. No initiation or fees of any sort are charged. We simply ask that you undertake to remain in the club for the period of one year. As a club member you will receive a carefully selected, often unique bottling, complete with background information, shipped directly to your home or office every other month. The first club, the Single Malt Connoisseurs' Club, has a limit of $84.99, per shipment usually less, on the cost of the bottle itself. (Does not include tax and or shipping)
In January 2014 our members received:
Auchroisk 2001 Cask Strength William Cadenhead Bottling
The nose is filled with honey, flowers, a touch of peat, a whisper of peat smoke, along with a light nutty tone. The mouth feel is very precise and to the point with Brazil nuts, honey and tropical fruit dominating its light bodied nature.
The start of 2014 brings back the William Cadenhead bottler of fond libations past. When we heard they were back in the States, we jumped on the opportunity, and here is the first offering that D&M has acquired. For you long time members, we started this Single Malt club seventeen years ago with William Cadenhead, one of few independent bottlers available. Over the ensuing years, they have provided all of us with many excellent expressions from across the depth and breadth of Scotland. Cadenhead’s was founded in 1842 and as such they have a quite storied history in the business of whisky, from retail to production. Cadenhead’s is currently owned by the J&A Mitchell and Co, better known for their Campbeltown trinity of Springbank, Longrow, and Hazelburn. Cadenhead also bottles other spirits including aged Demerara Rums, Cognacs and the well-known Old Raj Gin.
What excites us is that Cadenhead had pulled their single malt scotch bottling out of the US Market in 2003 and are just now returning! The story we have been able to glean from their current importer was that the previous importer had many issues with label approvals and bottle sizes, so Cadenhead felt the US was too difficult to do business with. Now whether or not this is simply the schadenfreude of one group over the misfortunes of another, we have not been able to ascertain. Karen did reach out to Cadenhead a number of times for the story from the source, but as of the time of printing, we have not heard back. We hope to find more bottling’s of their whiskies for our members, and to get the facts for you. In the meantime, enjoy!