Scottish Folklore Series 19 Year Old Laphroaig 2001 - Cailleach Beira (53.9% ABV) was finished in a first fill Château Léoville-Las Cases Bordeaux barrique.
|Scottish Folklore Series 19 Year Old Laphroaig 2001 - Cailleach Beira|
This latest release is said to embody the spirit of the Cailleach Beira, who is said to be the Mother of all other deities in Scottish folklore. She is the personification of Winter, ushering in the change of the seasons with her tidal mood and washing her plaid shawl in the Corryvreckan whirlpool off the coast of Islay.
Intended to bond the stories of Scotland’s unique history with the very finest expressions of its spirit, the Cask 88 Scottish Folklore series will consist of six single cask expressions, each featuring a mythical beast who has roamed the Highlands, stalked the lowlands or inhibited the islands.
Scottish Folklore Series 19 Year Old Laphroaig 2001 - Cailleach Beira, follows on from the first release; 45 Year Old Ben Nevis 1972 - Cù-Sìth, and the second release; 22 Year Old Arran 1997 - Capricious Selkie.
Commenting on the news, Patrick Costello, Director of Cask 88, said: “It’s a pleasure to have such an iconic single malt as part of our collection inspired by Scottish folklore. This particular single cask caught our attention because of its complex and brooding personality that reminded us of Cailleach Beira herself. Originally intended as a warming dram to guide through the change of seasons, changes to our release schedule have given our Cailleach Beira the chance to walk in the sun.”
Limited to 258 bottles, Scottish Folklore Series 19 Year Old Laphroaig 2001 - Cailleach Beira, is now available from the Cask 88 website, for a RRP of £475.00.
Posted by Steve Rush