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

Whisky Tastings Near You in Autumn 2018

Whisky Tasting

The air is getting cooler and the nights longer, all of a sudden it is feeling very much the time of year that lends itself to enjoying a good single malt whisky by the fire, or failing that 6 drams with us at one of our very special Single Malt Whisky Tasting Experiences at a venue near you soon!

Autumn 2018 Whisky Tastings

The diary is packed with private whisky tastings all over the UK this Autumn but we are also putting together a schedule of Single Malt Whisky Tasting Experiences for which you will be able to buy tickets for you and your whisky friends. We would love to see you at one of our whisky tastings.

 

Brighton – Southern Belle, Hove. 6pm Saturday 10th Nov – Click here for more info and tickets

Alton, Staffordshire The Bulls Head, 7.30pm Thurs 29th Nov – Click here for more info and tickets

Sheffield Picture House Social, 7pm Fri 30th Nov – Click here for more info and tickets

Stone, Staffordshire – Venue TBC – Thurs 13th Dec – Contact us for more info

 

Whisky Tastings

Our whisky tastings are different to those hosted by our competitors. Our tastings are authentic. We’ve lived and worked at the coal face of spirit distilling. We’ve managed iconic malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, so when we talk to you about whisky, it is with passion and experience. We are not trying to sell you anything other than Scotland and its gift to the world, Scotch whisky.

We don’t work for any big brands, we are not sales representatives and we are not brand ambassadors but what we are is passionate about good single malt whisky.

We regularly host both private whisky tastings and ticketed whisky tastings throughout the United Kingdom.

What to Expect From Our Whisky Tastings

  • Always hosted by either David Wood (formerly Distillery Manager at Caol Ila Distillery on Islay or Leonie Wood formerly Marketing and Visitor Centre Manager at Kilchoman Distillery on Islay)
  • A tasting of at least six single malt whiskies from around Scotland
  • You’ll hear about the history of the Scotch whisky industry
  • A look into whisky production
  • How to taste whisky and choosing glassware
  • A fun and factual event exploring Scotch whiskies whilst avoiding the usual anecdotes

Private Whisky Tastings

Wherever you are in the UK (or further afield) we can host a private whisky tasting for you. Whether it be a whisky tasting for your corporate events or a whisky tasting for your clients or a whisky tasting for your stag party, please contact us for more information or to book.

Tastings in The Peak District

We are based in the Peak District National Park. If you are having a family gathering, a stag party or a hen party in the Peak District and you would like information about having us host either a gin tasting or whisky tasting for you in your accommodation please get in touch. We regularly host tastings in large self catering accommodation in the Peak District, including houses owned and managed by Party Houses UK and Peak Venues.

We provide everything you need for your whisky tasting or gin tasting in the Peak District, all we need from you is an area within the property where we can host the tasting.

Contact Us

To get in touch, please complete the form below and we will reply to you very quickly. Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

 

 

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