Sam Filmus, President of ImpEx Beverages Inc., quoted “We at ImpEx Beverages are likewise delighted to add the exclusive malts to our family of Brands. Specializing in independent bottlers and distilleries gives us the opportunity to work closely with the individuals behind them, allowing us to give each and every Brand in our portfolio the personal attention it deserves. Welcome aboard, Creative Whisky!”

The Creative Whisky Co Ltd was established in January 2005 with a simple mission of seeking out the very best Scotch whisky. Since its founding, it has bottled whiskies from 85 distilleries and shipped to 5 continents. The company has a growing reputation for finding excellent and unusual Scotch malt whiskies.

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The Exclusive Malts Batch #16

 

Braeval’94

23 yr

Beautiful ex-bourbon whisky here from the get-go. Floral, fruity, and vibrant. Like walking into a candy shop and a patisserie at the same time. Rich and buttery, too, with a hint of lanolin. On the palate — Very floral/herbal yet candied. Think pixie stix, candied cigarettes, slight sour cherry note as the flavors build, white pepper and soft slices on the finish, long and brightly sweet, too.

Cask type: Barrel

Isle of Islay’07

10 yr

The nose present rich, peaty sherry notes. It’s somewhat dank but is also balanced by a wonderful floral component. The youthfulness is there, to be sure, and is represented by smoked pears with black pepper. Notes of engine oil are present but for the most part, it’s on the pretty side of peaty/sherried. On the palate, the oils are massive but it’s backed by pepper, burnt figs and dates, crushed almonds, fresh bandages, and salted liquorice. The finish is amazingly long. This is an absolute no-brainer for the peat heads out there.

Cask type: Ex-Sherry Hogshead

 

Carsebridge’74

44 yr

Fresh putty, wet cement, but also oatcakes and dill pickles (way in the distance), Lurpak butter, and smoked salted pears round out the nose. The palate is a mirror image of the nose with the added benefit of a great mouthfeel and orange gumdrops. Add to this pineapple upside down cake. Nice, long finish. A great grain from a now shuttered distillery you don’t see often.

Cask type: Refill Hogshead

Glen Keith’95

22 yr

Both fruity and buttery at the same time, classic Glen Keith in bourbon. Delicate oak notes on the nose with hints of vanilla and shaved coconut. Hints of hand cream. The palate is fresh, vibrant, slightly effervescent in texture, and richly fruity. Notes of anise seed, too. Great, long finish.

Cask type: Refill Hogshead

Speyside’92

25 yr

On the nose, it’s incredibly crisp, fruity, and all with a nice honied backbone. Notes of warm sugar cookies and anisette cookies, too. A really wonderful nose. Really perfectly delivered from nose to palate to finish.

Cask type: Hogshead

Exclusive Blend

’77 40 yr

Drop dead gorgeous nose. Richly sherried, fruity, nutty, and the slightest hint of smoke. The palate is gentle in attack but richly flavored. Think stewed plums, pickled walnuts, carrot cake, vanilla icing.

Cask type: Refill Butt

Teaninich’08

10 yr

A rare glimpse into this work-horse distillery that is the backbone of some very large blends.

Cask type: Hogshead

 

The Exclusive Malts Batch #15

 

Exclusive Blend’93

23 yr

Speyside and Highland Whiskies all distilled in 1993 and aged for a minimum of 23 years in ex-Sherry casks, with a high proportion of Single Malt.

Cask type: Ex-Sherry cask

Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

Glen Moray’07

9 yr

A perfect example of American oak and Scotch whisky in harmony; the creamy, vanilla layers that have been sucked out of the oak combine with a soft and sweet malt flavours. Young Speyside at its very best.

Cask type: First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Caol Ila ’06

10 yr

Caol Ila Distillery is situated near Port Askaig on the North East coast of the Isle of Islay. It is the largest distillery on the Island (which currently boasts 8 distilleries) and is also notable for having no warehouses for its whisky which is taken off the Island for maturation. The whisky is smoky as you would expect with a distinctly toasted malt flavour.

Cask type: Refill Hogshead

Stirk’s Gin

David Stirk, the man behind our beloved The Exclusive Malts line, is ready to show the world what his Gin is all about: made using the finest botanicals, including juniper and coriander, natural color and full flavor, expect hints of toffee and caramel, touches of vanilla and a sweet oak finish from this grown-up Gin.  It has been created, barrel-finished and bottled with care and attention ensuring that as much flavour is left in as possible. It has not been filtered and may go slightly hazy, but worry not: this a good sign! 

Islay ’08

9 yr

Rich and powerful with equal measures of heavy fruit and peaty smoke. As full bodied as they come and quite memorable.

Cask type: Refill Hogshead

Cameronbridge

’92 25 yr

Rich fruit mix with dessert flavours.

Cask type: Refill Ex-Sherry Butt

Orkney’00

17 yr

A balanced and beautiful whisky from one of the most Northern distilleries in Scotland. Heather smoke mixes barley sugar with delicious results.

Cask type: Refill Hogshead

 

Bunnahabhain ’86 30 yr

A fantastic old dram from this well respected Islay distillery. There is no smoke but layers of sweet oak, mild spices and delicious fruit.

The Exclusive Regions

Islay

The Isle of Islay is synonymous with peaty, smoky whiskies.  Using water taken from peaty burns and drying the malt exclusively over a peat fire results in deep, rich smoke flavors.  These casks are for the discerning drinker – of which there are many.

Single Cask, Bottled at 50% ABV
Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

 

 

Peated Highland

Made using malted barley dried over a peat fire, this whisky represents the historical flavor of Scotch whisky (as all Scotch whisky used to be dried over a peat fire). Whilst not as aggressive as the Islay version, this whisky packs a big flavor and will be a stepping stone for those not used to ‘peaty’ whisky.

Single Cask, Bottled at 50% ABV

Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

Speyside

The Speyside region is the most densely populated with distilleries. After grain whisky, Speyside malts are the next most used part of the blending industry. These whiskies are not smoky and usually not heavy, although sometimes being matured in an ex-Sherry cask will add the depth.

Single Cask, Bottled at 50% ABV
Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

 

 

 

Single Grain

Made from wheat in column still, this whisky represents the backbone of the Scotch Whisky industry; the base from which all blends begin. Each cask will demonstrate the sweet and refined nature of grain whisky with candy notes throughout. A real crowd pleaser which will appeal to bourbon drinkers.

Single Cask, Bottled at 50% ABV
Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

Highland

The exceptional whisky inside this bottle is taken from a single cask distilled at a Highland Distillery in Scotland. The Highlands, although being the largest whisky producing region in Scotland, is only home to a small number of malt whisky distilleries. Each and every cask is carefully selected as an exceptional offering resulting in a full-bodied and resplendent dram.

Single Cask, Bottled at 50% ABV

Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

Orkney

The exceptional whisky inside this bottle is taken from a single cask distilled on one of the the islands of Orkney in Scotland. The Orkney Islands are quite unique boasting some of the best preserved Viking ruins and of course two distilleries. The Orcadians, inhabitants of Orkney, are rightfully proud of their ancestors, their heritage and equally so of their whisky.

Single Cask, Bottled at 50% ABV

Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Color

 

Lowland

The exceptional whisky inside this bottle is taken from a single cask distilled at a Lowland Distillery in Scotland. The Lowland regions was once the busiest of regions for the production of Scotch whisky. Whilst many grain distilleries still exist, single malt distilleries in the region are few and far between.

AWARDS BY WHISKY ADVOCATE

92 points for Longmorn 28 Years Old

92 points for Laphroaig 22 Years Old

92 points for Exclusive Blend 21 Years Old

89 points for Laphroaig 8 Years Old

93 points for Speyside 25 Years Old by Whisky Advocate

92 points for Cameronbridge 25 Years Old by Whisky Advocate

Whisky Advocate Buying Guide for Exclusive Malts

International Whisky Competition 2016: Best Blended Scotch (over 18 Years Old)- Bronze for The Exclusive Blend 1991

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