1 of only 552 bottles from cask no. 6779
The sister cask to last year’s wonderful, and very rare, “Single Blend” from this now defunct distillery. Also matured since birth as a blend of both Lochside grain and malt, this whisky arrived in an original Williams and Humbert shipping butt and has provided an astonishing 552 bottles at 54.6% after all these years of maturation. Dark copper in colour, with amber lights and polished mahogany and a medium bead. Tinned peaches with glace cherries, macerated dried apricots and figs and a trace of walnut cake. In the background some Mr. Sheen furniture polish and treacle toffee with apple balsamic vinegar. Very smooth in the mouth with marzipan, hessian and Pedro Ximenez – “Umami” in a glass. A rich and complex mouthfeel with astonishing depth. Rancio, old Armagnac, cedar wood and sesame seeds all in the development. This is very fresh and lively for its age and the finish lingers and lingers.