We launched the GreatDrams business with the aim to make great whisky more approachable and available to whisky drinkers, and in 2019 we were crowned Cheshire Drinks Producer of the Year at the Taste Cheshire awards, picked up one double gold and one single gold at the Great Taste awards and were awarded 91.5 points and 80.5 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible respectively for our two core releases of the year.
Who is GreatDrams?
Firstly, to do this we work with whisky maturation warehouses and distilleries to unearth rare casks of whisky that would otherwise not be released to the open market; especially not as single casks.
Secondly, when we fall in love with a flavour profile from a given cask of whisky, we buy the whole cask. Then we continue that maturation at different warehouses in Scotland. Only when we are happy the spirit has reached its ultimate taste profile, do we bottle this rare liquid and make it available to you.
All are limited edition releases; once they’re gone, they truly are gone.
Finally, we love what we do and are constantly searching for mature whisky that not only has a story but tastes sensational.
GreatDrams Single Cask Scotch Whisky Releases Spring 2020
PORT DUNDAS LIMITED EDITION SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
Drams like this, with its smooth palate laden with creme brûlée and vanilla notes, are far too rare to burden with heavy-handed words, as Chaucer might have said. Here you have a bottle of whisky from a now-silent distillery, which means there is not only no production there any more, but the whole site has now been torn down so no more Port Dundas whisky will ever be produced.
Distillery: Port Dundas
Age: 10 Years Old
Distilled: 13th Oct 2009
Bottled: February 2020
Cask type: 10 years in a first fill bourbon Hogshead
Limited: 193 bottles globally
Port Dundas, built in 1811, was once the largest distillery in Scotland producing over 39 million litres of spirit per year until it was closed forever in 2011. Situated in Glasgow, this distillery was an icon of the city, and of Scotland, being built at the highest point in the city before its sad demise.
Limited edition of just 193 bottles globally. Proudly non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
BLENDED CASK SERIES BATCH 02.
We have approached this Blended Cask Series Release a little differently, using one grain component, a 13 Year Old from the North British Distillery and two Single Malt components – an 11 Year Old ex-Bourbon cask from the Glen Moray Distillery and a 7 Year Old 1st-fill Ruby Port Wine Barrique from the Knockdhu Distillery. The resulting flavour is smooth, easy-drinking with notes of chocolate and berry fruits along with a vanilla sweetness to round it off.
Age: 7 Years Old
Cask types: An 11 Year Old ex-Bourbon cask from the Glen Moray Distillery and a 7 Year Old 1st-fill Ruby Port Wine Barrique from the Knockdhu Distillery
Limited: 250 bottles globally
Comprised of just three component whiskies, this Blended Scotch Whisky brings together three different cask maturations from three different distilleries. Whether enjoyed neat or with soda, this whisky is wise beyond its years in terms of depth of flavour owing to the use of a first fill Ruby Port Wine barrique in the recipe.
Limited edition of just 250 bottles globally. Proudly non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
And we still have a few bottles of our Winter 2019 releases left
Glentauchers 10 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled at the Glentauchers Distillery in Speyside. We loved the vanilla oakiness on the nose, and the sweetness that gives off memories of penny sweets come through too with a juicy green apple note and a smooth, fruity and creamy palate with a slightly spicy finish.
10 Years Old
1st Oct 2019
Second fill Sherry cask
GREATDRAMS EXCLUSIVE BOTTLING FROM THE LONDON DISTILLERY COMPANY CASK 109
The London Distillery Company Cask 109 exclusively bottled for GreatDrams from our own 20 litre cask we had maturing there for 3 years
3 Years Old
First fill 20 litre bourbon cask