Limited Edition release of 2,490 bottles worldwide. Bottled March 2016.
Brimming with dried fruit character, nuances of hazelnut and a luscious maltiness, this is a showcase for the complexity well-aged Blended Scotch whisky. Like all the best circuses, this whisky is transient, ephemeral – in town for one night only. We recommend it for celebrations, moments of optimism, one-of-akind events – those fleeting moments all the more precious in the knowledge that they can never be repeated.
Such is the case with this whisky, for which we were lucky enough to uncover that rarest of finds – old parcels of Blended Scotch and Blended Grain whisky that had been aged pre-blended in cask for many years. In such parcels, what you get are whisky blends so seamless, so complex that they function for us as single components.
We know little of the component distillery whiskies used in these blends for The Circus, only that they contain both single malt and single grain whiskies and that the ‘marrying casks’ are sherry butts. However, the provenance of the components isn’t important to us now, as what we have are old casks containing whiskies that are extraordinary. Above all, share and enjoy. - John Glaser, Whiskymaker
‘If you’re looking for rainbows, look up to the sky.’ - Charlie Chaplin, The Circus, 1928