BERRY BROS. & RUDD, CAMERONBRIDGE 37YO AND INVERGORDON 33YO, SINGLE CASK SCOTCH WHISKY
We’re always on the hunt for collectible Scotch, and folks, we’ve just hit a double jackpot.
Today we bring you news of a pair of exceptional single casks: a 37-Year from Cameronbridge, in the Scottish Lowlands, and a 33-Year from Invergordon, in the Scottish Highlands.
We’re offering special pricing to our Concierge Family for the next week, taking the Cameronbridge down to less than $250 a bottle and the Invergordon to less than $200 a bottle — unbelievable values for Scotches of this age and caliber.
Both of these single casks come to us via Berry Bros. & Rudd, the independent bottlers whose name on a bottle amounts to a virtual guarantee of excellence. Founded in 1707 — and predating the creation of Great Britain by 9 years — the company is in a class by itself when it comes to its knowledge of wood management and oak quality. And, with six offices around the world, no other bottler has as extensive or as robust a network of contacts, which they work tirelessly and relentlessly.
The game for them has always been the same: to unearth barrels of almost magical richness and complexity.
Like the two we bring you today.
Launched in 1824, the Cameronbridge distillery was the first to produce grain whisky using the column still method, a process later adopted by many distillers. Of the remaining grain distilleries in Scotland, it is the largest, and has been in the Haig family for just shy of two hundred years. That tradition is evident in every sip of this gem. It is a whisky of exceptional richness, smoothness, and finish — the nearly-four decades of maturation producing a drink of rare sophistication. Frankly, this stunned us in our recent tasting, with some members of our team returning to the glass with the wide eyes of Christmas morning, not quite trusting in their first impressions. But those second and third impressions only reinforced for us just how special a bottling this is — truly, one for the ages.
Located in the Highlands town of Invergordon, the Invergordon Grain Distillery is, today, one of only six dedicated grain distilleries in Scotland. Its Coffey stills are renowned for producing some of the finest grain whisky in the world. This single cask uses a mashbill of barley, corn, and wheat, and was bottled at cask strength of 52%. What have 33 years of maturation in ex-Bourbon American oak wrought? An opulent and balanced whisky, with gorgeous notes of apricot, vanilla, and pecan, that lingers wonderfully on the palate.
I can report that this was one of the most spirited tastings we've had in a while, with no team member inclined to get up and leave the room — such was the power and pull of these two magical bottlings.
The demand for aged whisky has lately been outstripping the supply, and our quantities of both are extraordinarily limited, so act now to secure your bottles!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2022. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, CT, MI, NC, NY, TN, VA and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, April 28, 2022.