Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
policy of the company Mackillop
is to bottle from single casks. The selection work is essential
because there can be great taste differences from one cask to another
one after maturing, even if the whisky comes from the same distillation.
Lorne Mackillop selects the casks himself, after having tasted them. Lorne McKillop has received a title as "Master of Wine" after his studies in oenology. According to him, about 80% of the casks are rejected. Doing so, he ensures that the whisky marketed under the label "Mackillop's Choice" represents the summum of quality.
The selected whiskies are between 12 and 38 years of age, and come from several distilleries from the different production areas. Lots of them are closed nowadays.
Some whiskies are bottled at 43%, but most of them are cask strength. The whisky is not chill filtered, and no caramel is added which could modify the taste or the colour.
Mackillop used to market another brand for the French supermarkets, "Mac Kullick's Choice" but this brand stopped a few years ago. This supermarket brand was characterized by supermarket standards: younger and cheaper whiskies.
|Mac Kullick's Choice||Ardbeg||Single cask 1991||1|
|Mac Kullick's Choice||Dalmore||Single cask 1990||3|
|Mac Kullick's Choice||Inchgower||1990-2010, 20 years||1|
|Mac Kullick's Choice||Macallan||1990||1|
|Mac Kullick's Choice||Rosebank||1991||1|
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