The perfect Tasting Box for those whisky enthusiasts in your life – The Single Malt Whisky Club Firkin Whisky Gift Box!
This specially-curated box of award winning deliciousness features 4 x 100ml bottles of our favourite Firkin whisky awesomeness for your enjoyment!
PLUS your Firkin 4 Tasting Box includes full descriptions of each whisky PLUS tasting notes. Enjoy
The Firkin Whisky Co is the brainchild of none other than Mike Collings. His 50 years in the whisky concepts and marketing business has seen him create incredible Scotch Whisky brand names such as Jonnie Walker Blue and Green Labels and ‘The Classic Malts’ series from Diageo. These days Mike independently bottles Scottish single malt whiskies after giving them his special ‘Firkin treatment’ in his own bespoke casks. The Firkin Whisky Gift Box is a great introduction to a great brand.
Included in the Firkin Whisky Gift Box :
Firkin 49 Dailuaine 2012 (48.9%) – SCOTLAND (SPEYSIDE)
A Firkin fabulous 10 year old Speyside dram that is Firkin’s very first Dailuaine release ever. A classic Speyside whisky distilled in 2012. Its long fermentation and short distillation cuts produce a surprisingly heavier, richer and almost meaty style of whisky.
Nose: Very fresh and herbal on the nose. Newly cut grass, fresh orange juice and flowering jasmine. There is also a sweet element that I’m having trouble putting my finger on – toffee, perhaps?
Palate: Absolutely magnificently balanced spirit – wonderful oaky notes drizzled over milk arrowroot bikkies, light fruitiness and just a hint of biscuit spices. Round, rich and sweet (but not overly) with a lovely crispness to it as well.
Finish: Long and satisfying with a real peanut-butter edge there. Granny Smith apple juice pops in and out as the mild pepper notes swirl around the subtle fruity tones.
This is truly easy-dramming whisky. Light on the palate, yet full and round and fruity.
Firkin 49 Tullibardine 2012 (48.9%) – SCOTLAND (HIGHLAND)
With spirit from the Tullibardine Distillery, aged in Firkins own custom casks that are made of alternating staves of American and French oak seasoned with both Amontidillado and Oloroso sherries and individually numbered and bottled exclusively for The Single Malt Whisky Club.
Nose: Sweet frangipani at first, but a mild salty savoury note follows closely – salami?
Palate: Sweet nut brittle, stewed fruit and yet more floral notes alongside a malty milk arrowroot biscuit swirl with a delightful creaminess in the mouth
Finish: A mild spice tempers the sweetness but the nutty-maltiness persists and fades out enticing you to take another sip.
This is a delightfully different whisky – nutty, sweet, floral and even savoury to boot! Easy and delightful to drink strait up, but adding a dash of water separates the flavours somewhat – and certainly doesn’t lessen the impact very much at all. You won’t be ready to rinse out your glass after just one, that’s for sure
Firkin Rare Inchgower 2010 PX (48.9%) – SCOTLAND (SPEYSIDE)
The Inchgower Distillery distilled this Speyside single malt in 2010. It was matured for just over 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead. It was then transferred to its Firkin custom cask (seasoned with delicious Pedro Ximinez) where it took on those delicious fruity notes for just shy of 2 years.
Nose: Quite a complex nose on this one- there’s a real malted milk shake feel to the nose at first, but further investigation brings out sweet floral notes over vanilla beans and peanut brittle.
Palate: Wow – so rich and thick and… creamy! There’s butterscotch, rich date pudding dancing with vanilla crème brulee – but then, a nutty – almost almondine-ey note that sits in the background alongside just a poofteenth of … aniseed?
Finish: Definitely doesn’t disappoint with a big spicey fruit mince hit backed up by nutri-grain maltiness on the chewy fade out.
Firkin Rare Teaninich 2009 (48.9%) – SCOTLAND (HIGHLAND)
It’s a FIRKIN Unicorn! A 12 year old, Double Oaked Tawny Port matured, extremely rare Single Malt from the Scottish Highlands, finished with a bit of FIRKIN magic! Exclusive in Australia to the Club and bottled at a perfect 48.9% for your drinking pleasure. This is FIRKIN great whisky!
Nose: Fresh, tart apple juice jumps out at first, but then a rounder, sweeter note comes through –ripe plums and vanilla.
Palate: Crisp and clean mouthfeel –a little pepper but no real heat. Lots of red fruit up front – sweet plums and ripe red grapes morph into malty milk arrowroot bikkies.
Finish: Very pleasing – vanilla becomes more pronounced and swirls around seeing the fruit out. A nice malty- sweetness remains at the end to chew on whilst you pour the next one (yes, you will pour a next one!).
A light, yet complex dram. A bit of a Firkin enigma, really. Dry and crisp, yet sweet and juicy. Fruity, yet malty. The 48.9% gives it sufficient kick, and avoids the heat. Nicely balanced all round!