Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The Antiquary Deluxe Blended Whisky
The Antiquary Scotch Whisky Blend 12 year old 40%. Deluxe Blend
Blending The Antiquary
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.
Nose: Faintly peaty, herbal. Chinese tea, Jasmine.
Palate: Smooth, dry maltiness, lapsang souchong. Then sweeter flavours develop. Darjeeling? Eventually honey sweetness.
Finish: Flowery. Crisp Clean.
This whisky recieved a further coment on our website
ANTIQUARY LOVE AFFAIR
"I first tasted this whisky in the 1960's in Teneriffe. It was a love affair at once that has lasted right up until the present time.A light delicate colour and a unique delicious taste that has always reminded me of a cross between peat and lemon sherbets.No matter how much you drink it never leaves a hangover. It was introduced to me by an old surgeon and he always took it neat accompanied by a King Edward Cigar. Politically incorrect but a marriage in heaven"
Sep 14 2012, 23:19 PM
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