The Moorland Distiller and Fraoch Mòinteach
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 XI Bunnahabhain Islay Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
Fraoch Mòinteach Edition X Orkney Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
At last we have bottled our long awaited Fraoch Mòinteach Edition X Orkney single cask single malt whisky! This fantastic 15 year old single cask whisky should have been bottled in April 2020 but when COVID 19 came along we had to delay the release for 8 months. On the positive side, it has benefited for a longer period of maturation in the American oak cask which has resulted in a much deeper flavour.
There’s no peat smoke evident in this cracking Orkney single malt whisky, instead you will find lots of red fruit, strawberries, cherries and those cherry lip sweets we enjoyed as kids back in the 1970s. It has been bottled at cask strength (which in this case is 56.9%) without any chill filtration or unnecessary artificial colouring.
Bottles are priced at £95 each and are available to order now but please hurry as there are very few remaining!
Previous Fraoch Mòinteach Releases
Fraoch Mòinteach Edition I Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
This is where Fraoch Mòinteach all started. We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to bottle a beautiful, sweet, rich Speyside single malt whisky, distilled very near to Elgin. We didn’t know that we would go on to bottle other whiskies after this one, and it was a very limited release so consequently it sold out very quickly and has become very sought after as enthusiasts have began to buy the other editions in the range.
Fraoch Mòinteach Edition II Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
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. Sorry this edition is now sold out.
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. Sorry, all edition III bottles have now sold.
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.
SORRY – NOW SOLD OUT
Fraoch Mòinteach Edition V Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
This incredible sherry matured blended malt whisky is simply stunning. If you like a sherry monster this is for you. Containing drams from many decades this is a rich, sweet and full bodied whisky. This is a limited release of only 110 bottles and as always the label has been skilfully designed by Dr Curly.
SORRY, NOW SOLD OUT!
Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VI Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
At last! the long awaited Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VI single cask single malt whisky has arrived.
We are now taking orders for this awesome whisky so If you would like to grab a bottle please complete the contact form below!
This incredible single malt whisky was drawn straight from a sherry cask in June 2019 and was distilled in 2005 at a mystery distillery in Speyside near to the town of Grantown on Spey and Cromdale.
The whisky matured in the sherry cask for the whole of its life. The whisky has been bottled at a natural cask strength of 57.3% but the rich and sweet flavours achieved through sherry cask maturation make this dram incredibly easy drinking!
As ever each label is individually numbered and signed and the label has once again been designed by the wonderful Dr Curly.
SORRY NOW SOLD OUT!
Fraoch Mòinteach Edition VII Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
At last we have found a lovely Caol Ila from the Isle of Islay where David was Distillery Manager! This wonderful flinty, oily, citrusy and smokey dram has been bottled at cask strength, which in this case is 55.3%abv, with no colouring or chill filtration. Each bottle is individually numbered and signed.
The labels have been designed as always by Dr Curly’s Toothrush Illustrations.
SORRY NOW SOLD OUT
Fraoch Mointeach 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. When I first tasted it I remember it immediately reminded me of boiled sweets, spangles in particular if you are old enough to remember those!
We have just a couple 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 Mointeach 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 COUPLE OF BOTTLES STILL AVAILABLE AT PRESENT
What to Expect From Our Single Cask Whiskies
- EACH WHISKY SPECIALLY SELECTED BY DAVID WOOD
- INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED LABELS
- INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED LABELS
- LABELS SPECIALLY DESIGNED BY DR CURLY’S ILLUSTRATIONS
- NO CHILL FILTRATION
- NO COLOURING
- ALWAYS NATURAL CASK STRENGTH