Anon. Batch 1 - The Rare Casks

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Abbey Whisky

We thought it only fitting, that we follow up the launch of our rather nifty new website with a new 'Rare Casks' bottling. It's long overdue (ok, we admit we're picky) but we believe we've bagged ourselves a wee beauty...

Distilled in 2001 at one of Scotland's finest distilleries, Anon. Batch 1 has been aged for 13 years in total, with the last 6 months of maturation spent in an Oloroso sherry cask. Bottled in 2015 at cask strength, only 90 bottles have been filled and made available for this new release in The Rare Casks series…

Availability: Out of stock

Whisky Details

Region Highland
Age 13
Bottler Abbey Whisky
Bottle Size 70cl
Vintage 2001
ABV (Strength) 51.5
Bottling Date 2015
Cask Type Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Series The Rare Casks
No of Bottles 90
Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Strength Yes


7 Customer Review(s)

A very pleasant whisky.
Review by Nico  (On 16/04/2016)

Nose: sweet, sherry, soy sauce, dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, creamy, salted butter, popcorn, citrus, marmalade
Palate: rather hot, sweet, creamy, salted butter, citrus, blood oranges, spicy, white pepper, cloves, salted soy sauce, dried fruit, raisins, a hint of tobacco
Finish: long, rather dry, spicy, fruity, warm red apples, tobacco
My best guess: an Old Pulteney
Review by @thomas_speller  (On 06/02/2016)

Please tell us what this whisky is?
Review by Matt  (On 19/01/2016)

Top dram
Review by Johan  (On 26/08/2015)

Colour: Light to medium summer gold.
Nose: Rich, fruity malt, loads of malt, and… fruit! Mushed down red apples with some sultanas and custard. Hints of older oak, honey and some smoky hints from cask char.
Palate: Really thick oils coat your tongue with honey flavoured oaky malt. It’s very smooth for the higher than normal strength. A pinch of spices that make it interesting, but also not enough that it overloads your tongue. There’s a slight cardboardy thing going on nearer to the end.
Finish: Thick, layered fruits mix with the malt to leave a really slow, lingering and warming finish on your palate and on your chest. Right at the end you’re left with much younger oak notes, probably from the 6 month sherry cask finish.
Thoughts: Great stuff, a reminder you don’t need whiskies to be really old to be great. There’s plenty of flavours here to explore and keep you occupied.

Notes from
Review by Steve Prentice @ Somerset Whisky Blog  (On 22/08/2015)

Nose: Rich honey, malt and creamy vanilla abounds, all laced with marzipan. Very appetising! There’s some slight woodiness in there as well.

Palate: Luscious mouthfeel, lovely honey and vanilla creaminess.

Finish: Sweet, spicy finish – long and well blended.

Overall: Hats off to Abbey Whisky for this – an excellent dram with some great flavours – all packaged up in whisky that packs a bit of a hit, strength wise.
A great price too – a winner!
Review by Gary (@malthound)  (On 24/07/2015)

Colour: deep gold. On the nose: well that’s rather lovely. First impressions: it’s vibrant and really creamy. And almost like a good blend (I don’t mean this in a negative way, on the contrary). There’s a wonderful balance and harmony: honey and vanilla custard on one hand, with something more woody and even acidic, like balsamic vinegar. Pineapple, peaches. Soft fruit definitely. A real intense malted barley that almost, almost comes across as a waft of smoke.

In the mouth: yes, a gorgeously thick quality to the spirit. Very viscous and just clings to your tongue. Stacks of minerality. Hops, mead, almost refreshing notes, like a light summer ale in a beer garden. Flashes of hay-barns and meadows under a late summer sun. But Again, very creamy and malty – warming, chewy, peppery finish, to the point of believing that it might have a touch of peat in there (there isn't, but still).

There’s something very old-fashioned about this. It’s a good, classic whisky that’s full of traditional flavours and tons of vitality. And the sherry cask finish gives it a little twist. It’s a debonaire, Clooney-esque whisky that’ll charm the pants off you.

I really like it.
Review by Mark @ Malt Review  (On 21/07/2015)

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