This magical process not only imbues our raw spirit with great complexity, depth and finesse, but also improves dwell time with the copper and removes many of the undesirable chemical compounds – something that a conventional two or three pot still system cannot achieve. Arriving at the spirit safe at an industry high of 92% ABV, our spirit is virtually free from these chemical compounds and this fact becomes crucial during cask ageing.
It is a little known fact outside of the industry that a major part of the reason for aging whisky in charred oak barrels is to remove undesirable chemical compounds. The charcoal created as oak barrels are burned or charred prior to filling acts as a filter. As these chemical compounds are generally absent from our spirit in the first place, we can concentrate our own use of barrels to primarily build complexity, flavour and depth.
All the elements of the distillation process are closely controlled by the Master Distiller, enabling the consistent production of high quality spirit. Even slight variations in climatic conditions during distilling will produce subtleties of character in the finished product. Unusually amongst malt whisky producers, all our bottlings are dated and connoisseurs will be able to pick up the slight flavour nuances from month to month.