Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
The rare 1920s bottle was discovered by Mr and Mrs Bell while clearing Mrs Bell’s late uncle’s belongings in the Southport hotel where he had been living. The bottle was given to Mrs Bell’s uncle by Masonic friends on his 80th birthday in 1980. McTears action house valued the bottle at £200 in 2012 and Hankey Bannister purchased the bottle from the couple at the full asking price to add to their achieve. Assessment of the glass and paper revealed the bottle dated from sometime between 1924 and 1928.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 28/09/2017
Clear, light to medium golden amber.
Floral with milk chocolate, light peat, vanilla and caramel with burnt orange zest. Water releases honey and amplifies the vanilla and orange but subdues the chocolate.
Peaty buttery caramel, milk chocolate and nutmeg spice. A splash of water opens this Scotch up to reveal honeyed malty notes with an orange zesty, lightly smoked garnish.
Malty, caramel, soft nutmeg and cinnamon spice with soft wisps of smoke.
Honeyed malty and lightly peaty, this is an easy drinking yet expressive blended scotch.