First blended in 1888.‘The Antiquary’ is named after a novel by the famous Scottish author sir Walter Scott
Like many a first edition it’s popularity has never been dampened by its rarity. With each new chapter this superb twelve year old whisky with its full , smooth , and yet subtle flavour has grown to become a true classic.
The Antiquary has a particularly high percentage of malt to grain whiskies (55% - 45%).
The finest available malts and grains have been selected from the Highlands , lowlands , and islands of Scotland.
The heart of the blend consists of some of the finest Scotch Whiskies from the Speyside area home of complex , rich fruity and delicately balanced Malts such as Cragganmore, Linkwood, Benrinnes, Mortloch and Glenrothes.
Distilleries in the Highlands such as Tomatin, Royal Lochnagar and Clynelish contribute a complexity of malt and full flavoured aromas to the blend.
Soft and fruity lowlands such as Glenkinchie tone down the robustness of the heavier Highlands and Islay Malt Bowmore gives just a hint of peatiness to the overall flavour profile.
The use of Grain whiskies - Camaronbridge and Port Dundas – ensure that the blend retains a high level of freshness and liveliness. In all around 30 different malts and grains are used in the blend , all matured in American white oak casks for a minimum of 12 years.
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