1971 Blended Scotch
This 1971 whisky can be classed as a ‘triple matured’ blend: having first been blended in 1983 for a Premium 12 Year Old, a reserve of the liquid was refilled into ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts. After a further nine years of ageing, a small proportion was refilled once more, this time into ex-American Oak Barrels. There followed a final maturation of 24 years in an old traditional dunnage warehouse before we bottled the whisky, in its prime, at the grand old age of 45 years.
Raisins, sultanas, glacé fruit; it is still amazingly fresh and vibrant, yet incredibly complex.