Fraoch Mòinteach Edition V Scotch Whisky

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We are very excited to be about to launch our latest whisky, The Moorland Distiller Fraoch Mòinteach Edition V Scotch whisky and if you are quick you may be able to grab a bottle!

The Moorland Fraoch Mòinteach Scotch Whiskies

We launched our first Fraoch Mòinteach (Heather Moorland in Gaelic) bottling in summer 2018. Before we moved to Islay in the Hebrides to distill the best whiskies in the world, we bottled our own single malt and single cask single malt whiskies when we owned a small whisky and wine business in our home town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

We bottle whiskies that we enjoy drinking, whiskies that we can be proud of and recommend to others without hesitation. We also wanted our whiskies to look a little different and we’ve achieved this with the help of Dr Curly’s Toothbrush Illustrations. Curly uses nothing but a toothbrush to create the label illustrations. Each label shows our distillery character working in different parts of the distilling process, but this time he’s simply enjoying a dram in a dunnage warehouse, our favourite part of any whisky distillery.

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition V Scotch Whisky

Our latest release of Fraoch Mòinteach Scotch whisky is very special indeed. We were lucky enough to be offered a parcel of blended malt whisky and when we tasted it we were delighted with the resulting flavour and quality.

This rare blended malt whisky contains spirit from many different decades, all of which has spent a final few months further maturing and marrying in a sherry butt. The resulting whisky has picked up masses of rich, sweet and fruity flavours. This whisky has had no colouring added and it has been bottled without chill filtration so all of the natural oils remain within the spirit, this is evident in the glass as the legs and tears are incredibly slow and oily, leading to a fantastic mouthfeel.

There were originally just 110 bottles in this release available to reserve. Each label is individually numbered and signed. We now have just 8 bottles remaining so please fill in the contact form below if you would like to reserve a bottle. Bottles can be posted to you if required. The price per bottle is £85.

To reserve a bottle, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

 

The Moorland Distiller Fraoch Mointeach Edition 3

Moorland Single Cask Whisky

Searching for, selecting and bottling the highest quality single cask single malt whiskies is an incredibly exciting and rewarding thing to do. What makes it all the more enjoyable is working with  fabulous local artists like Dr Curly of Dr Curly’s Toothbrush Illustrations.

Curly’s artwork caught our eye when it was being displayed at The Earl Grey Inn in Leek, Staffordshire. Once we had made the decision to start bottling our own single cask whiskies again it wasn’t long before we were knocking on Curly’s door to see if he would be interested in helping to design the logo and label artwork for our future bottlings.

Fraoch Mointeach Whisky Label Artwork

We very much wanted our labels to be different whilst being fun and contemporary. Each label design for each of our single cask releases features the same distillery worker character completing different tasks within the distillery. (We’re looking for a name for said character so if you have any suggestions please drop us a line!).

What really makes Dr Curl’s designs so unique is the fact that he only uses a selection of toothbrushes to complete the task.

Fraoch Mointeach Edition 3

We are soon to release our third Edition of Fraoch Mointeach (The Moorland Heather). This time it is a deliciously sweet whisky that has been matured in American oak since 1996 in Highland warehouses. For the label design we decided to use a dunnage warehouse with our distillery worker character taking a sample using a valinch (cask thief) from a cask as the theme. Given that our whisky has matured for such a long time we thought it an appropriate design.

Here is the work in progress:

Queen of the moorlands whisky

queen of the moorlands whisky

The Moorland Distiller Single Cask Bottlings

Here is what to expect from our very special single cask single malt whisky bottlings:

  1. EACH WHISKY SPECIALLY SELECTED BY DAVID WOOD
  2. INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED LABELS
  3. INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED LABELS
  4. LABELS SPECIALLY DESIGNED BY DR CURLY’S ILLUSTRATIONS
  5. NO CHILL FILTRATION
  6. NO COLOURING
  7. ALWAYS NATURAL CASK STRENGTH

Fraoch Mointeach Edition 4

We’ve now sold out of Fraoch Mointeach Edition 3 but we have recently chosen the whisky for our fourth edition to be bottled and released at the beginning of November. Once again this will be a heavily peated dram for those who like their smoky whiskies. If you would like to reserve a bottle please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Slainte

David

Queen of the moorlands whisky

 

The Moorland Distiller Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

Queen of the Moorlands Whisky

We occasionally have a few very special whiskies for sale, please see below for details of our current bottlings.

Our Single Malt Whiskies

We use the experience that we have gained in whisky production, marketing and retail to occasionally release very special single malt whiskies from around Scotland. We only bottle what we like and are not necessarily looking for whiskies from big name distilleries, if it tastes great and is an interesting dram then we’ll bottle it.

The Moorland Distiller and Fraoch Mointeach

Before we moved to Islay to work at Caol Ila, Lagavulin and Kilchoman distilleries we owned a wine and whisky retail business where we grew a strong reputation for bottling single cask single malt whiskies under the Queen of the Moorlands Rare Cask label.

Now that we are bottling whiskies once more we’ve launched our new label, The Moorland Distiller ‘Fraoch Mointeach’ meaning moorland heather in Gaelic.

Special Releases Currently Available

Our current bottling is Fraoch Mointeach Edition II. Bottled at a whopping 62.4%abv this is a deliciously sweet and wonderfully smokey dram from one of the oldest distilleries in the Highland region of Scotland. Each bottle is individually numbered and signed. Labels have been specially designed by Dr Curly’s Illustrations and executed with just a toothbrush. We think the labels are pretty cool. Bottles are priced at £70 each, shipping quoted on request.

Queen of the moorlands whisky

What to Expect From Our Single Cask Whiskies

  1. EACH WHISKY SPECIALLY SELECTED BY  DAVID WOOD
  2. INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED LABELS
  3. INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED LABELS
  4. LABELS SPECIALLY DESIGNED BY DR CURLY’S ILLUSTRATIONS
  5. NO CHILL FILTRATION
  6. NO COLOURING
  7. ALWAYS NATURAL CASK STRENGTH

How to Order

If you would like to order a bottle or two, please complete the form below and we will be back in touch as soon as possible. We can then give you a quote for shipping.