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The remarkable Mosstowie 1973, bottled for the ARTIST range in our 2012 Collection, made a huge impression. In a register completely apart, this new opus distilled in the Lomond stills installed at Miltonduff between 1964 and 1981, has no reason to feel jealous. It is with the same simplicity, the same purity of tone and with, additionally, a medicinal touch that it delivers a very sensitive aromatic and gustatory journey.
Single Cask #5043 - Bourbon Barrel Limited edition of 61 bottles Exclusive to LMDW Profile: lively and herbaceous. Medicinal (ointment, camphor), fruity (candied citrus fruit, pineapple, banana) and spicy (black pepper, star anise). Herbaceous notes (spearmint, cut hay) and aromas of malted barley
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In 1964, the Miltonduff distillery installed a pair of Lomond-style stills which it used to produce a single malt called Mosstowie up until 1981. This “ephemeral” single malt never had an official bottling. Only a handful of casks, scattered here and there, are still available, most notably from Gordon & MacPhail and Signatory Vintage. A malt that is more than rare!
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
Baptised ‘Artist’, this new range makes no bones about proclaiming its identity. Cosmopolitan and contemporary, it draws its inspiration from the style that gave the Italian bottlings of the 60s and 70s their cult following. From the choice of whiskies (distillery, ageing process, age, strength, bottling procedure) to the design of the bottle and choice of label, every detail has been carefully considered. This range offers a fine presentation of both the whiskies and the artist whose works have been selected for the back labels.
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