Vintage 2015 Man O' Sword – Ex-Bourbon Cask 577 (60%ABV~)
“...so wonderfully clean: obviously enormous work as gone into getting the cuts on the mark”
“...a young malt from a brand-new distillery already punching way above its weight age-wise and in terms of complexity [92.5]”
Jim Murray's review of our inaugural 2014 release couldn't have been much better…
or so we thought!
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.