1 of only 237 bottles from cask 2022
Sitting close to the River Forth between Edinburgh and Glasgow this was probably the finest Lowland distillery in Scotland. Sadly it was closed in 1993, and slowly, but surely the make is becoming harder to find. This 14 year old example is from a refill American oak barrel. Pale gold in colour it is fresh and fragrant on the nose with summery scents of washing up water and herbal shampoo. However, there is also a hint of liquorice or even black treacle in the background with acidic fruits, sherbet and boiled sweets to the fore. Water brings out more shampoo and some lychees, while the palate is mouth-cleansing, fresh and light. The perfect aperitif whisky.