The Moorland Distiller Fraoch Mòinteach Single Malt Whiskies

Fraoch Mointeach

The Moorland Distiller and Fraoch Mòinteach

We are very proud of the whiskies that we bottle. We select our whiskies for their flavour, we select whiskies that we love. Most of our whiskies are single cask whiskies, one cask at a time, bottled alone, a piece of history, a moment in time, a spirit matured for many years in quality casks in dark, atmospheric warehouses in Scotland. We select these casks using the skills and experience gained whilst working in the whisky industry, managing iconic distilleries on the Hebridean Isle of Islay. We don’t chill filter, we don’t colour, and we bottle at natural cask strength.

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition II Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

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. Just a few bottles of this special dram remain for order.

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition III Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

We were lucky enough to be able to bottle some wonderful 21 year old Ben Nevis under our Fraoch Mòinteach label recently. This deliciously sweet and dangerously easy drinking, cask strength single cask single malt whisky was matured in American oak for the whole of its life until bottled very recently. Priced at £95 per bottle, this sold out in 24 hours!

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition IV Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

Due for release on the 15th November 2018 is our wonderful Fraoch Mòinteach Edition IV single cask single malt whisky. This will be our last release of 2018 and a great one it is too. Once again the labels have been designed by Dr Curlys Illustrations this time depicting our man (who we have yet to name!) charring a cask. We think the colours are very autumnal! This whisky from secret stills has been distilled at a famous distillery in the Highlands. It is bottled at a whopping 59.8%abv and is full bodied, sweet and smoky. There are a total of 78 bottles, preorders are being taken and there are very few bottles remaining so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like a bottle or two!

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 enquire about ordering a bottle or two please call David on 07875 405 980 or 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.