In his 2020 Whisky Bible, Jim awarded our 2015 release of Man O’ Sword (Cask 2015/470) an incredible [96.5] points, and selected it as the…
BEST SINGLE CASK SINGLE MALT- 10 YEARS & UNDER
Here’s a short extract from his 2020 citation:
“This really is smoulderingly smoky and the peat is helped by having a few rough edges to give it genuine character…… Make no mistake: New distillery or not, this is fabulously and truly faultlessly made and brilliantly matured whisky which allows every last element of the distillery’s personality to be seen. What a genuine treat! What an immense start to a new distillery.”
Good on you, Jim!
Cask 2015/470 has sold out but we’ve recently bottled Cask 2015/471. Made at the same time with the same care and exquisite attention to detail but held in-cask for an additional 13 months, it’s every bit as good…and maybe even better!
Appearance- Pale gold
Nose- An initial burst of fresh green Granny Smith apple opens up to hints of fresh tropical fruits, caramel, vanilla and gentle peat smoke.
Palate- lingering hints of smoky caramel, tropical fruits such as melon and mango, fresh Granny Smith apple and oak shavings.