Category: Scotch Grain Whisky
Product of: 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.
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.
Closure: Natural cork stopper