The Dartmoor Distillery has released its second batch of single cask single malts. The three whiskies follow an earlier inaugural release in February from some of the very first casks filled and matured by the distillery, including Cask #1. In this second batch there are three single casks that have been selected - an ex-bourbon cask, an ex-red wine cask from Bordeaux and an ex-Oloroso sherry cask. Again, these are some of the first casks to be filled after production began in February 2017. All three are bottled at 46% ABV with the Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Bordeaux costing £59.50 each. The Ex-Oloroso costs £89.50. They are available from the distillery shop or via the Dartmoor Whisky website.
The Dartmoor Distillery is located in the small Devon town of Bovey Tracey on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It was founded by Greg Millar and Simon Crow in 2016. They purchased the Old Town Hall building and kitted it out with a refurbished still that had previously distilled Cognac in France. The spirit is made using local barley, which is then malted at a nearby floor malting, and Dartmoor spring water. They have employed Scotch whisky distilling legend Frank McHardy as Master Distiller.
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