The Final Chapter Has Arrived
It’s hard to believe that the time has come to close the last chapter of Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series, a collection of six unique single cask expressions which each embody a different Scottish legend of old. This series of distinct bottles is designed to bond the stories of Scotland’s unique history with the very finest single malts.
The result is a fantastic collection of some of the finest Scottish whiskies, selected to represent the breadth and depth of Scotland’s world renowned culture and heritage, while playing a part in ensuring these enchanting myths and folktales endure for generations to come. We head to the Kintyre peninsula for our final release, home of Campbeltown and the superlative Springbank distillery. If you’re near the water and hear the sound of a bellowing bull – look to the skies: you may catch a glimpse of the elusive and terrifying Boobrie.
The Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series
Scottish history, culture and folklore are so closely intertwined, it is almost impossible to discern one from the other. Generation after generation have passed on the stories, shared their tales and recounted history and folklore in the same breath. Most common of these are tales of mythical beasts who roam the highlands, stalk the lowlands and inhabit the islands. It is from these magnificent tales that we took our inspiration for this truly unforgettable series and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them for you.
The Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series consists of six unique, single cask expressions; each expression dictating the myth or legend it embodies. This approach is designed to bond the stories of Scotland’s unique history with the very finest expressions of its spirit.
The result is a fantastic collection of some of the finest Scottish whiskies, selected to represent the breadth and depth of Scotland’s world renowned culture and heritage, while playing our part in ensuring these enchanting myths and folktales endure for generations to come.
The Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series - 21 Yr Old Boobrie 6th Edition (STK 0001)
A very fresh and sweet start, with the aromas of late summer. Juicy nashi pear wafts in alongside freshly peeled and slightly green banana. Then sweetness becomes more refined and nutty – a pistachio cannoli paired with a sweet white wine.
This almost starts in the same way as a full bodied pinot grigio, but also incorporates the taste of fresh sugarcane juice cut with a twist of lime. Then the flavour progresses to light almond-flour cake soused in mandarin orange syrup.
The sweet flavours retreat as quickly as a diving Boobrie, leaving notes of egg custard rolls and lemon blossom. A quick ambush of intensity, followed by a long winding down of gentle sweetness.