Thomson Whisky has released its first age statement cask single malt, FOUR. Distilled, matured and hand-picked for bottling by head distiller Mat Thomson, FOUR is made from 100 percent New Zealand-grown malted barley. FOUR is the perfect representation of what hands-on distillation methods and careful ageing can produce.

Only 278 bottles of FOUR are available, all of which were taken from the same, heavily charred, American Oak barrel.

FOUR’s nose hints at wood shavings and barley sugars, while on the palate one can taste cinnamon quills, clove, apricot jam and orange zest.

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