NA BRÀITHREAN - Big Bro: Ledaig 12, Port Quarter Cask
Subtle maritime peat mixed with malty dried barley, chocolate raisins, heather honey and cinnamon
Dark chocolate with rich spices and dried red berries, salty peat smoke dances around old oak wood and leather
Salted caramel, nut brittle and sweet barley. Dark red cherries spiced with a mulled winter mix of anise and clove
Region: Tobermory, Mull
Finish: Port wine quarter cask
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Na Bràithrean translates from the Scottish Gaelic meaning "The Brothers". They've chosen this name to reflect their method of finishing each release.
These guys take a single cask and split the liquid inside in half. Each half is then finished separately in different casks, with different characteristics, for different lengths of time.
This brilliantly displays the effects of different finishes on a single spirit.
The Wee Brother is the younger of the two bottlings, finished for less time and then bottled first. The second half, that is aged slightly longer, is bottled as the Big Brother.
Na Bràithrean believe that there's a whisky out there for everyone, and if you've never had a whisky you like, you just haven't tried the right one yet.
This particular release is the Big Brother of their 2009 Ledaig cask.
Ledaig is the peated spirit ditilled at Tobermory Distillery on the isle of Mull.
This 12 year old islander spent 11 years maturing in a bourbon hogshead before being finished in a Port wine quarter cask.