Brig O'Perth 11y Blair Athol 2011
Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The Whisky Cellar, 700 ml
|Producer:||The Whisky Cellar|
|Origin:||Scotland / Highlands|
More than 125 years ago, the Matthew Gloag <(>&<)> Son trading house began producing and bottling some of the finest wines and spirits from across Europe in the cellar of its shop on Atholl Street in Perth, Scotland. Brig O'Perth was the original house whisky and its high quality attracted customers from far and wide. The carefully selected cask pays homage to the tradition of selecting the best spirits and oak casks for maturation. One of Spain's oldest wines, the uniquely dark, rich and flavourful "Vino de Color" was praised by William Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff in King Henry IV. Access to a matured cask of this style provides a rare opportunity to produce a whisky of unrivalled antique character. The Blair Athol acquired lush aromas reminiscent of wine and sultanas as it matured, joined by vanilla and caramel, leaving a warming mouthfeel. Lovely dried fruit notes and a hint of oak round off this complex and unique whisky.
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The Whisky Cellar
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