Malt Whisky

Scotch Malt Whisky Slijterij - Wijnwinkel Ton Overmars

Naam Streek yrs Inh % dist.
year
Omschrijving Bottelaar Prijs
Euro
CAOL ILA ISLAY 11 0.70 63.7 2000   ULT 56.25
CAOL ILA ISLAY 15 0.70 46.0 1996

 

ULT 65.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 30 0.70 46.0 1982

500th Ultimate botteling

ULT 179.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 10 0.70 65.8 1998 1st fill bourbon
oak cask
Release 2009
DIST
55.00
CAOL ILA
ISLAY 12 0.70 43.0 - Caol Ila 12 jaar Malt Whisky
DIST
37.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 12 0.70 57.6 -     54.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 12 0.70 64.0 -     57.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 32 0.70 58.4 1975 hogshead 458
SIGN
254.95
CAPERDONICH SPEYSIDE 18 0.70 46.0 1994   ULT 55.95
CARDHU HIGHLAND 12 0.70 40.0     DIST 30.70
Clasic of Islay ISLAY - 0.70 57.4 2013   JW 43.25
CLYNELISH HIGHLAND 12 0.70 46.0 -   DIST 42.60
CLYNELISH HIGHLAND 14 0.70 46.0 -   DIST 32.60
CLYNELISH HIGHLAND   0.70   1992 Double Matured   54.95
COMPASS BOX
CANTO CASK
- - 0.70 54.3 -   DIST 54.35
COMPASS BOX FLAMING HEART - - 0.70     Blend van 6 Single Malts DIST 49.25
COMPASS BOX HEDONISM - - 0.70 43.0   10Y-25Y DIST 65.00
COMPASS BOX
THE PEAT MONSTER
- - 0.70 46.0 -
vatted malt
no coloring
DIST 41.40
COMPASS BOX OAK CROSS
-  - 0.70 43.0 -
  DIST 37.65
COMPASS BOX SPICE TREE
 -  - 0.70 46.0 -
  DIST 41.40
The Spice Tree (Vatted Malt)

Despite the success of our first two bottlings of “The Spice Tree” among devoted whisky drinkers around the world, the Scotch Whisky Association (known as the SWA in the Scotch whisky trade) has asked us to discontinue production of this product.
The issue revolves around the SWA’s interpretation of the law regarding traditional practice in the production of spirits in European Union countries. While we disagree with their interpretation of the law, we have, nonetheless, decided to stop production of “The Spice Tree” while we continue to negotiate.

What the SWA does not like is our technique of using barrel inserts (made of the highest quality cooperage oak you can buy) in the casks we use to do a secondary maturation on the whiskies for “The Spice Tree”.

A few years ago, I travelled to the Vosges forest to visit a mill that makes oak for cooperage. I was in search of the highest quality cooperage oak in the world, as we plan to begin buying our own casks to fill new spirit. And this is what I found:

* A mill that makes oak for cooperage from slow growth, 195 year-old (average age) French Sessile oak.
* They air-dry the oak outdoors for at least two years to season and evolve the flavours in the wood (instead of kiln drying like most whisky wood goes through).
* They use this oak for making some of the most expensive wine barrels in the world.
* But they ALSO use the same oak to make flat oak barrel inserts (also known as staves) for some of the best wineries in the world.

Working with friends like the famous Dr. Jim Swan, I borrowed a technique commonly used by winemakers and I began experimenting with secondary maturation of whisky in casks with new oak barrel inserts inside them. I was effectively using a quality of oak that is never used in Scotch whisky.

The results were extraordinary! Why, I began wondering, are the winemakers getting all the good wood? Why don’t we use this kind of oak to mature Scotch whisky?

Well, we did. And this is where “The Spice Tree” came from. Our inaugural batch of just over 4,000 bottles was sold out in five weeks (we thought it would last five months!) And our second batch, released in April 2006 was entirely pre-sold to our importers before we bottled it!

However, the SWA did not like it. I tried to explain to them that we had studied the law and believed that what we were doing was well within it, not to mention a positive quality step forward for the industry. “Quality,” I was told by the SWA, “is completely irrelevant.” They had their interpretation of the law, which held that what we were doing was not “traditional”, so that was the end of the story, as far as they were concerned.

Not much we could do at that point, with a gun, (figuratively speaking) pointed at our head.

So we will continue to negotiate and hopefully one day we will bring back “The Spice Tree.” (Join our email newsletter list to keep updated.)

But don’t worry! The good news is we’ve got lots of other whiskies in development. We have no shortage of ideas. And no diminished passion for creating extraordinary and delicious whiskies. Stay tuned.

For information, here are the specs of the first two batches of “The Spice Tree”:

Type: Vatted Malt. A blend of single malts from different distilleries.

Tasting Notes: A natural, deep, gold-brown colour and a rich nose with spices such as clove and nutmeg, and sweet stewed fruits. Palate is soft, sweet, deep and rich with a malt whisky fruitiness embellished by rich spice. Very long.

Lead Distilleries: Dailuaine, Teaninich and two other malt whiskies distilled in the villages of Brora and Longmorn.

Wood: 100% first-fill Bourbon barrels and first-fill, recharred American oak hogsheads for the primary maturation. A portion of the whisky went through a secondary maturation on new (virgin) French Sessile oak, heavily toasted. Our inaugural batch (labelled as such on the front and back labels) had one toast level. Our second batch, released April 2006, had several different toast levels for a slightly more subtle yet complex flavour profile, but definitely similar to the inaugural batch.

Bottling Details: 46%, not chill filtered, natural colour.

CRAGGANMORE HIGHLAND 12 0.20 40.0 -   DIST 11.95
CRAGGANMORE HIGHLAND 12 0.70 40.0 -   DIST 30.40
CRAGGANMORE
bestellen
HIGHLAND 14 0.70 40.0 - Bottled 2010 DIST 40.65
CRAGGANMORE HIGHLAND 21 0.70 56.0 - Bottled 2010 DIST 143.30
CRAIGALLACHIE HIGHLAND 12 0.70 46.0 1998 Hogshead 69 ULT 31.95
CRAIGALLACHIE HIGHLAND - 0.70 46.0 2002   ULT 35.95
DAILUAINE
HIGHLAND
13
0.70
46.0 1997 Hogshead 4234
ULT 32.95
DAILUAINE
HIGHLAND
16
0.70
43.0 -
FF 51.70
DALMORE HIGHLAND - 0.70 45.0 1973     629.95
DALMORE
HIGHLAND 12 1.00
40.0 -   DIST 48.50
DALMORE HIGHLAND 15 0.70 40.0 -   DIST 45.90
DALMORE HIGHLAND 18 0.70 48.0 -   DIST 80.85
DALMORE HIGHLAND - 0.70 40.0 - King Alexander III DIST 103.35
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND 15 0.20 43.0 -   DIST 13.95
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND 15 0.70 43.0 -   DIST 33.70
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND   0.70 43.0 1991     56.55
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND 25 0.70 52.1 1987 Special release 2012 DIST 228.40
DEANSTON HIGHLAND 12 0.70 46.3 -   DIST 34.60
DEANSTON HIGHLAND 35 0.70 40.4 1977 Whisky Agency botteling WA 192.25
DEANSTON HIGHLAND 15 0.70 46.0 1997   ULT 41.95
EDRADOUR HIGHLAND 10 0.20 40.0 - DIST 12.85
EDRADOUR
HIGHLAND 10 0.70 40.0 - Edradour 10 years old Malt Whisky DIST 36.50
EDRADOUR HIGHLAND 10 0.50 57.6 - DIST 51.50
EDRADOUR HIGHLAND 8 0.70 46.0 2003 ULT 43.50
FETTERCAIRN HIGHLAND - 0.70 42.0 - FIOR
LIMITED RELEASE
DIST 39.35

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