Whisky Release Update!

Single Cask Whisky

The Moorland Distiller and Fraoch Mòinteach Single Malt Whiskies

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 Mòinteach’ meaning moorland heather in Gaelic.

Our Latest Fraoch Mòinteach Releases

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition IX Highland Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

We are very fond of our latest single cask release from the Highlands of Scotland. This incredibly citrusy single cask single malt whisky was distilled at Teaninich Distillery in 2009. Teaninich whisky is quite hard to find but it is always great.

The spirit was matured for 11 years in American oak and bottled at a cask strength of 57.8% with no chill filtration or colouring.

The flavour profile of this stunning single malt whisky is very much of citrus fruits but one of the most enjoyable aspects is that of the texture and mouthfeel that it provides.

We have just 5 of bottles of this rare single cask whisky remaining priced at £85 each. If you would like to order a bottle, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or call or text David on 07875 405 980.

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VIII Orkney Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

One of our latest offerings is this fantastic, delicious, fruity, spicy big hitting Orkney single cask single malt whisky. There is simply loads going on in this un chill filtered dram. There is no artificial colouring here but there is plenty of vanilla, the faintest waft of heather smoke and lashings and lashings of old English spangles.

It has been bottled at a natural cask strength of 63.1%abv and was distilled at one of only two malt whisky distilleries on Orkney Mainland.

Bottles are priced at £85 each. If you would like to purchase a bottle please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page or call or text David on 07875 405 980

A FEW OF BOTTLES STILL AVAILABLE AT PRESENT

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition X Single Malt Whisky

We are working hard to arrange the next exciting release in our Fraoch Mointeach range of single cask single malt whiskies. We are confident that we will have more information very soon so please watch this space if you are interested in securing a bottle or two!

Contact Us!

If you would like more information about our whiskies, please complete the contact form below and we will be back to you as soon as possible!

And now, all the way from Orkney……

Single Cask Whisky

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VIII Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

It is here at last! Our latest Fraoch Mòinteach Single Cask Single Malt Whisky Release! Our fantastic Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VIII was distilled at one of only two malt whisky distilleries on Mainland Orkney. It was matured for 12 years in American oak before being bottled the natural cask strength of a whopping 63.1%abv without any unnecessary artificial colouring or chill filtration.

As always the label artwork has been skilfully created by Dr Curly of Dr Curlys Toothbrush Illustraions. Curly uses just a toothbrush to paint these wonderful pictures.

Tasting Notes

Our latest offering is this fantastic, delicious, fruity, spicy big hitting Orkney single cask single malt whisky. There is simply loads going on in this magnificent dram. There is plenty of ripe citrus fruit, vanilla, the faintest waft of heather smoke and lashings and lashings of old English spangles. 

As usual we’ve contacted everyone on our customer list to take pre-orders and the remaining few bottles are now on general sale. There were 152 bottles in total, each bottle is individually numbered and signed.

Bottles are priced at £85 each. If you would like to purchase a bottle please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page or call or text David on 07875 405 980

Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VI

Queen of the Moorlands Whisky

At last! The long awaited 6th Edition of our The Moorland Distiller Fraoch Mòinteach range of rare whiskies is nearly here!

Our Latest Single Cask Whisky

For those whisky lovers with a sweet tooth this is very much the dram for you. Our latest single cask single malt whisky hails from a remote area of Speyside, a stones throw from Cromdale and not too far from Grantown on Spey.

This very special whisky has been drawn straight from a single sherry cask where it has matured for the entire 14 years of its life during which time the spirit has taken on a wealth of rich and sweet flavours. This has resulted in a very easy drinking dram indeed even though it has been bottled at the natural cask strength of 57.3% which is just over 100 proof!

The spirit was distilled in 2005 and it was bottled in June 2019 without any colouring or chill filtration. The whisky is drawn directly from the cask, is completely natural, has all its natural oils and bottled without the addition of water.

Whisky label art
Our character is a cooper on the Edition VI label. Here he is depicted driving the hoops on a large whisky cask

Unique Whisky Labels

Our Fraoch Mòinteach labels are skillfully designed by Dr Curly from Dr Curly’s Toothbrush illustrations. He uses nothing but a toothbrush to create his incredible illustrations. Each of our Fraoch Mòinteach Editions depict our character performing different tasks often seen in a whisky distillery.

Each of the labels are individually numbered and signed.

On the Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VI label, our character is using a hammer and a coopers driver to drive the hoops on a large whisky cask. In preparation for a cask being filled with spirit, coopers drive the hoops to make sure that the staves are as tight as possible so as to avoid any leaks of the precious whisky and to limit the loss to the angels, AKA the Angels Share.

Order a Bottle

We have taken pre-orders for many of the Edition VI bottles available but there are still a few left. The price is £85 per bottle and we can arrange shipping to UK addresses and sometimes overseas too.

If you are interested in enquiring about purchasing a bottle, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible!

Previous Fraoch Mòinteach Releases

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