Dailuaine 9 Year Old Single Cask (#03108) / Finn Thomson
Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled from a single Oloroso Hogshead (European Oak) that produced only 311 bottles.
Finn's Story of the Cask
Ahead of launching Finn Thomson Whisky I spent hours scrolling through the old family archives that documented the history of the family business. My favourite find was the original cask purchase book of Alexander Thomson who noted down every cask he bought and sold between 1897 and 1904. There were some incredible finds within. Purchases of Grandtully single malt from his cousins further up the Tay and sales of Lagavulin and Clynelish to John Walker and Sons. The whole book offers a fascinating insight into the distilleries that were in highest demand for the blends of the time. Dailuaine, as it still is today, was clearly a blender’s favourite as it appears regularly within the book. As I began purchasing casks for the FT project I wanted to replicate an order from my 3x Great Grandfather. In 1903 he purchased 5 hogsheads of 6 year old Dailuaine. In 2020, 117 years later, I did the same. Upon purchasing I decided to re-rack this particular cask into a Oloroso European Oak cask to bring out the nutty rich character of the Dailuaine spirit. 100 years ago my family used this whisky in their blend. I am now honoured to resurrect a family tradition by bottling as a single cask.