Na Bràithrean [na brah-rin] means “the brothers” in Scottish Gaelic. They search hard for the right mother cask to split into a pair of unique Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Each brother is finished independently, using different kinds and sizes of barrels to shape the flavour. The end product is two bottles of the same spirit with different personalities and characteristics.
This Wee Brother distilled at Glentauchers Distillery in 2009 has spent 12 years ageing in a bourbon barrel. All-natural colour and non-chill-filtered with an outrun of 151 bottles at 50% ABV. Almonds on the nose with stewed apricots and honey. Gingernut and sour apple crumble with lemongrass noted on the palate. A medium subtle finish, rounded and fruity. Gingerbread Speyside dram, canny beat it.
This Big Brother distilled at Glentachers Distillery in 2009 has spent 11 years ageing in a bourbon barrel before being finished for eleven months in a Portuguese Muscat red wine quarter cask. All-natural colour and non-chill-filtered with an outrun of just 127 bottles at 50% ABV. Gentle sweet grape juice on the nose with granola. An assortment of summer fruits in a bakewell tart seasoned with a touch of ginger on the palate followed by freshly squeezed fruity finish. If Ribena was whisky!