The Cally 40 year old Distilled 1974 single grain Scotch whisky

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 53.3%

Proof: 106.6°

Vintage: 1974

Aged: 40 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

This 40 year old single grain Scotch whisky was distilled in 1974 (probably from maize) at the Caledonian Distillery which closed in 1988. This whisky was filled in refill American oak casks (probably second fill) at 68.5% alc./vol. and this release was drawn from 42 casks from one fill date.

Part of Diageo’s Special Releases in October 2015 with 5,097 bottles available worldwide.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 23/09/2015


Clear, mid golden amber.


Bourbon-like with generous vanilla, pencil shavings oak and nutty praline. Water reveals nougat and cream-of-soda vanilla.


Sweet and buttery with bags of vanilla and freshly sawn new oak tannins. Water opens to reveal fruitiness and clove spice.


Lingering pepper and clove spice with vanilla fudge.


Rich and bourbon-like with crystallised fruit sweetness, dry pencil shaving-like oak, clove and black pepper spice.

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More about The Cally 40 Year Old Distilled 1974

Produced by: Caledonian Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain

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