‘The Yurei (Ghost) Cat’ – A Specter of Flavor
Embrace the enigma with ‘The Yurei (Ghost) Cat’, the first gem of the set. Distilled in the legendary Springbank distillery in November 1995, this single malt has slumbered for over 25 years in a first-fill rum hogshead, resulting in a spirit of profound depth and complexity. This whisky stands as the inaugural release of East Asia Whisky Company’s “Yokai” Series, a celebration of exceptional achievements by renowned distilleries. The Ghost Cat is more than just a whisky – it’s a folklore-infused tale of Springbank distillery’s prowess, to be enjoyed one sip at a time.
‘Sherry Madeira| Asanoha Dragon’ – A Dance of the Dragon
Meet the counterweight to the Ghost Cat – ‘Sherry Madeira| Asanoha Dragon’. This Springbank whisky began its journey in a first-fill Oloroso sherry cask before reaching perfection in a Madeira cask. With its crimson liquid and an image of a golden dragon flaunting traditional Japanese patterns instead of scales, it brings a harmonious balance to the set. The Asanoha Dragon is not just a bottle of whisky; it’s a dynamic masterpiece adorned with vibrant tales of the East.
Artistry Beyond the Bottles – The Exceptional Packaging
The allure of the Springbank East Asia Whisky Company Set extends beyond the liquid. Each bottle comes housed in a FSC® and Rainforest Alliance-certified wood box. The ‘Ghost Cat’ is encapsulated in a case etched with a hauntingly beautiful tiger silhouette, hidden amidst a bamboo forest, while the ‘Asanoha Dragon’ rests in an oak case adorned with an intricately etched dragon boasting Asanoha pattern scales. These bespoke cases, equipped with a pulley-ring sliding mechanism and neodymium magnets, are as much a piece of art as the whiskies they protect.
The Springbank Distillery – The Soul of the Symphony
Springbank Distillery, the source of these masterpieces, boasts a rich heritage dating back to 1828. Now under the watchful eye of Chairman Hedley G. Wright, a descendant of the founding Mitchell family, it stands as the only Scottish distillery carrying out 100% of the production process on site. The hands-on approach at Springbank ensures that each drop of whisky captures the bustling spirit of its birthplace.
The Springbank East Asia Whisky Company Set is more than just a pair of extraordinary whiskies; it’s a harmony of heritage, craftsmanship, and innovation, where each sip is a taste of history and folklore combined.