One only to sell. We encountered the Mackillop’s Choice range upon Lorne Mackillop’s visit to Australia in 2008. A man among the rare number of ‘Masters of Wine’, he showcased his wares, discussing his ethos for selection. Not unlike other independent bottlers of note, he searches for unique characteristics not found in distillery bottlings. Approximately 80% of the cask samples tasted are rejected. To further emphasise the singularity of his selections, these whiskies are bottled as single casks at cask strength. In short, unique expressions that cannot be repeated.
In 2008, his whiskies made a more than favourable impression despite the fact that some of the bottles presented had been open for over a year.
This bottling was distilled at the Highland Park distillery in 1988 and bottled from a Sherry cask at cask strength from barrel number 10469 in April 2001.