Dear Single Malt Whisky Club members!
We think being your ‘Malt of the Month’ is Firkin awesome!
Firkin malt whisky is a unique range of new boutique single cask, single malt whiskies with a focus on flavour. They are rare and downright drinkable whiskies bottled at an original strength of 48.9% ABV.
We cooper our own custom double oak casks using new french oak and american bourbon staves before seasoning that cask with a complimenting fortified wine specifically chosen for a single cask whisky, which is further aged in these casks to produce a ‘soulmate pairing’, turning great whisky into exceptional whisky with flavour like no other.
From the gateway to the Scottish highlands, just north of Stirling within the Ochil Hills, the Tullibardine distillery provides The Firkin 49, which is so called because the distillery and yours truly, the Firkin Founder, were created in 1949! For this special whisky our bespoke double oak casks have been seasoned with a unique combination of two different types of sherry, a rich Oloroso that delivers softness and a hint of sweetness, and an Amontillado which provides some dryness and nutty notes. The result is a long and narrow soft, smoochy and nutty single malt jam-packed with creamy butterscotch toffee, crisp malt, some fruit oak, a tad of cinnamon and some sweet biscuit. Simply delicious.
It’s a Firkin charmer!
We want malt whisky to be more approachable and fun. We hope that you will enjoy our whiskies by sharing with friends.
The Firkin Founder