THE NEW INK#4 RANGE
Selected by our experts, INK#4 brings together 9 exceptional Scottish Single Malts bottled in 2022 exclusively for Le Comptoir Irlandais, including this year unusual age counts with 26 and 27 years old: Ardmore 12 years old, Benrinnes 26 years old, Deanston 14 years old, Glen Grant 27 years old, Linkwood 8 years old, Miltonduff 12 years old, Pulteney 14 years old, Royal Brackla 13 years old and Staoisha 7 years old.
Our new collection exalts the art of distillation with rare and impressive distillates highlighted by perfectly carried out maturations. All the art lies in the complex interactions of wood, time and whisky that produce extraordinary and unexpected results...
THE THIRD INK#3 RANGE
Selected by our experts, INK#3 gathers eight exceptional Scottish Single Malts: Blair Athol 8 yo, Bunnahabhain Staoisha 7 yo, Caol Ila 9 yo, Glencadam 10 yo, Glenlivet 14 yo, Linkwood 9 yo, Macduff 12 yo and Mortlach 12 yo.
THE SECOND INK#2 RANGE
Selected by our experts, INK#2 brings together six exceptional Scottish Single Malts: Bunnahabhain 2008, Ledaig 2011, Royal Brackla 2009, Inchgower 2007, Auchroisk 2009 and Caol Ila 2010.
THE FIRST INK#1 RANGE
Selected by our experts, INK#1 brings together six exceptional Scottish Single Malts: Bunnahabhain Staoisha 2014, Caol Ila 2013 Wine Cask, Strathmill 2009 First Fill Hogshead, Mortlach 2008 Bourbon First Fill, Glenlivet 2006 Sherry Butt and Benrinnes 22 years old Hogshead 1996.
OUR INK PHILOSOPHY
"In the maturation, one generally evokes the power of influence of the barrel on the whisky but all the art of the experts often consists in valuing the character of a distillate by a perfectly executed aging.
With INK# ranges, we have selected superb and unique distillates from distilleries that are confidential and appreciated by connoisseurs.
For our Royal Brackla, Inchgower, Auchroisk and Caol Ila bottlings, our team deliberately stopped on barrels with a light aromatic contribution to highlight the magnificent work of distillation and the aromatic richness created at this stage. With Bourbon casks or Hogshead refill, each distillate is allowed to talk, breathe and balance. We find the original style from these distilleries: magic is at the heart of the still.
The cask used for Bunnahabhain is a strong and rustic "Sherry Bomb" that completely rules the style of this bottling!
On the other hand, for Ledaig, we chose a Port Cask with a strong aromatic impact while preserving the style of the distillery. A beautiful opposition of style between the fruits and the delicacy of the Port cask, and the original "wood fire" and "barbecue" character of peat Ledaig.
Quentin T. whisky expert from Le Comptoir Irlandais
Discover, share and surprise
The experts from Le Comptoir Irlandais have been traveling for more than 30 years in search of discoveries to share. They select the best whiskies among the most prestigious and original brands for our whisky cellar that has no less than 1000 references!
Known for its vintages and cask strength without cold filtration bottlings, the Signatory Vintage trading house founded in 1988 shares the same passion as our experts for high class whisky.
The selection of barrels from the INK range was made directly from the treasures of the Signatory Vintage cellars.