Dalrymple (Ailsa Bay) 2012-2023 Single Cask | Little Brown Dog Spirits

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Lowland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 
Bottled by: Little Brown Dog Spirits 70cl / 56.8% 

A single cask Ailsa Bay 2012 bottled as Dalrymple in 2023 by maverick indie heroes Little Brown Dog at cask strength without colouring or chill filtration.

Although the distillery has been active since 2007, this is a rare sighting of William Grant's Ailsa Bay whisky in the wild - the distillery's output is almost entirely reserved for the company's blended whiskies and very few independent casks have so far seen the light of day. 

Consequently, and in common with most if not all indie-bottled casks from Grant's distilleries, this Dalrymple is technically not a single malt whisky because apparently it was 'teaspooned' - the absurd practice by which adding a tiny amount of other single malt whisky makes a cask no longer single malt whisky itself. We explored this topic in detail here if anyone's interested.

Anyhow, this marvellous Ailsa Bay / Dalrymple spent its maturation in a first fill Oloroso sherry butt that yielded a generous 700 bottles at its enticing natural cask strength of 56.8%. We'd advise haste if you'd like one for yourself.


Ailsa Bay




Little Brown Dog Spirits


Single Cask

Country Scotland
Region Lowland
Distilled Year 2012
Bottling Year 2023
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 700
Cask Type 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 56.8%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Colour: Pepsi.

Nose: Obvious sherry bomb so difficult to be original with the tasting notes here! Raisins, dark chocolate, cognac.

Palate: Soreen malt loaf, tinned prunes, fresh figs.

Finish: Cinnamon rolls.

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