The Casks are coming…

Arran Distillery

At Vine & Table, we take great pride in bringing you the finest wines and spirits from across the world. Many of these products are simply brought to us by our distributors, but sometimes, our quest to find the-best-of-the-best takes us on journeys around the globe.
Arran DistilleryBack in May of 2012, I trekked to the far western reaches of Scotland, eventually landing at the Isle of Arran Distillery. You might remember the hand-selected cask that we featured at last year’s Expo…well, that bottling sold out in 8 weeks, so it’s a good thing we have another trick up our sleeves! On that same visit to Arran, we tasted a lightly peated whisky which just about knocked our socks off. My goodness. It was clear to all of us standing in the warehouse that this was a dream cask– and we decided that another year in the barrel would only improve it. Imagine my delight when our sample from this cask arrived this spring- it’s better than I could have imagined, with citrus notes, almond and toasty oak mingling with the soft peat. Naturally, we bought the cask and had it bottled exclusively for Vine & Table. Your first opportunity to taste this exclusive cask will be at the Expo. Louisa Young, Senior Brand Manager for the Arran Distillery is flying in from Scotland to be with us this night. If last year’s response to our hand-selected Arran was any indication, this bottling will go just as quickly.
GlenDronach Distillery
In April of this year, the jet stream took me back to Scotland, and this time our destination was the Highlands. GlenDronach Distillery is known for producing some of the finest, richly sherried whiskies in Scotland, so it became my mission to find a single malt that expressed these qualities. My traveling companions and I tasted samples from 20 different casks that day, and in the end, the decision was unanimous. We have bottled a fantastic 11 year old Olorosso sherry puncheon, Cask No. 2645, which I can’t wait for you to try. It’s gently sweet on the nose with citrus, apple and warm fruit pie with a nice touch of oak spice. The palate is delicately spicy; ginger, white pepper and warm stewed fruits, mingle with barley sugar and gentle toffee which culminates into an incredibly long finish. Those of you who drink Macallan, Balvenie, Aberlour and Dalmore will go mad for this whisky. Scotsman David King, Keeper of the Quaich and importer of the GlenDronach malts will be on hand to at this year’s Expo to pour from the GlenDronach line-up, including Vine & Table’s very own cask.

Both the Arran and GlenDronach casks are expected to arrive in time for the Whisky Expo, and those attending the Whisky Expo on Friday October 4th will have the opportunity to sample this whisky for the very first time. We are taking pre-orders now!

Sláinte,
Denis

Click here to Pre-Order: Arran 7 Year Old Vine & Table Exclusive Peated Single Cask, Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch

Click here to Pre-Order: Glendronach 11 Year Old Vine & Table Exclusive PX Single Cask, Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch

Why Pre-Order?
This is the first time that we are offering a Pre-Order service. The benefit of pre-ordering is that you the customer are guaranteed that you will get your order first and get a discount for doing so. For us it means that we can get your orders out faster and free up much needed storage space when the product lands at the store.

PLEASE NOTE: If buying this product online, please note that we will notify you when your order is ready for pick-up.

Denis Lynch

About Denis Lynch

I am a true homegrown Irishman hailing from the only county you really need to know about, Cork. Whiskey, beer, wine and all manner of spirits are in my blood (figuratively speaking of course!). I first started my career in my Great Aunty Maisey’s pub in New Tipperary, Donoughmore, pouring pints and small drops to the auld lads after the fair. Little did I think back then that I would be taking a short hop, skip and a jump over to the U.S of A. But here I am and I have been with Vine & Table since the beginning. I am now the stores Beverage Manager and Spirits Buyer. I like to think that I have found my niche here in the US. I have a great love for all things spirits-wise and have developed our offerings here at Vine & Table to include the best Single Malt selection in Indiana. Pop in and see me for a chinwag and a small drop next time you are in Carmel. Slainte, Denis
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