Scapegrace

Rise

AND SO IT BEGINS.
ALTHOUGH IN TRUTH, THE START
WAS YEARS BEFORE NOW.

Nothing ever truly starts.

There is no fixed beginning for anything, only a continual evolution with different players and events entering at different times.

Relationships begin long before the beginning of a relationship, and whisky is created long before a whisky is made.

These barrels may be stamped with SCAPEGRACE, but their contents reach back in to the past and carry the mark of Master Distillers, Doug Lawry and his son Anthony. Their legacy is now our own

TITLE: RISE I

CASK TYPE: VIRGIN FRENCH OAK

AGED: 5 YEARS

GRAIN TYPE: NEW ZEALAND LAUREATE

BOTTLES: 4548

TASTING NOTES: CINNAMON, CLOVES WITH RICH CREAMY VANILLA. BUTTERED TOAST

Chorus

I’M STILL, IN THIS PLACE.
MY SOUL DYED WITH ITS COLOUR.
I KNOW I AM HOME.

Having a connection to a specific place

Having a connection to a specific place, and the community surrounding it, is something that doesn’t need to be explained to another who feels the same way, but impossible to explain to someone who doesn’t.

It’s a feeling that can’t be expressed through words, but entirely obvious through actions. When you’re somewhere you belong, you behave differently, you’re somehow closer to the you that you are supposed to be. My wife says I’m the best of me there, without the worst, which is probably true.

TITLE: CHORUS II.

CASK TYPE: VIRGIN FRENCH OAK

AGED: 3 YEARS

GRAIN TYPE: NEW ZEALAND LAUREATE

BOTTLES: 7824

TASTING NOTES: CITRUS BLOSSOM AND POACHED PEARS. ELEGANT ALL-SPICE.

Revenant

AFTER ALL THIS TIME,
I STILL FEEL YOUR CARELESS WARMTH.
THE SMOKE LINGERS ON.

Every one of us is a collage

Not just of the people we used to be, but also the people that we’ve formed relationships with along the way.

I consider that I’ve been luckier than most, and have only ever gone out with brilliant people. I could have ended up married to any one of them and been happy. Obviously they didn’t feel the same way, which is why I ended up with none of them, but those individual chapters in my life where they were involved in the storyline is what makes my story so great.

Their signature is still visible in the way that I am and the things that I do today. I am their creation as much as I am my own”.

TITLE: Revenant IV

CASK TYPE: BULGARIAN OAK

AGED: 3 YEARS

GRAIN TYPE: New Zealand LAUREATE

BOTTLES: 2274

TASTING NOTES: BAKED APPLES AND STEWED PLUMS. VANILLA SPONGE DESSERT

Timbre

THE SMALL THINGS, ALWAYS.
THE BATTALION OF DETAIL.
THIS IS HOW WE’RE KNOWN.

Dress level above what the occasion requires

“I remember my Mother telling me to always dress one level above what the occasion requires.

A simple piece of practical advice that has saved me from a lifetime spent twisting around in front of mirrors. It was also, in its own way, a statement about my Mother herself.

To her, everything was about detail. I never heard her say, “That’s fine” or “That will do”. Everything about her was one level above what most people would expect. Her generosity was one level above, her compassion was one level above, her consideration for others was one level above. And on occasion, so was her anger.

People referred to her as eccentric. But she wasn’t. She was one level above that. She was brilliant.

TITLE: CHORUS II.

CASK TYPE: VIRGIN FRENCH OAK

AGED: 3 YEARS

GRAIN TYPE: NEW ZEALAND LAUREATE

BOTTLES: 7824

TASTING NOTES: CITRUS BLOSSOM AND POACHED PEARS. ELEGANT ALL-SPICE.