Starting at the top, lets pop this cork and give it the praise it deserves. In my view fancy corks are really understated. They are a functional feature and also make great fridge magnets when your done. Shout out to Deanston for also breaking the dull cork mould.
I know many people chuck the boxes instantly and there is a wider environmental debate around their use in the Whisky world. Yet I have to say, this box is just fantastic and one that I held on to, until the lack of floorspace demanded its trip to the recycling box. The really stunning design of a ship relating to the story behind this bottle but as always, I won’t bore you with the details.
As mentioned above the colour of this liquid is a beautiful reddish gold with a hefty tint of pink mixing in there. A poorly mixed tequila sunrise in a Whisky bottle. Now from an in depth 2 minutes of Googling I still cannot confirm or deny the use of caramel colouring but you wouldn’t mess with this… right?
The bottle also passes the two bonus points: it is shelf friendly and boy does it slap!