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Dunkeld Atholl Brose Scotch Whisky Liqueur (500ml)

$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
ABV: 35%
Crowned ‘World’s Best Whisky Liqueur’ at the World Whisky Awards 2012.

Made from Gordon & MacPhail's award winning ancient recipe, using herbs and Benromach Speyside single malt Whisky, Atholl Brose has always been considered one the very best in its genre. Now it's official. David Urquhart, Joint Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, commented, “The World Whiskies Awards are one of the most high-profile and highly-regarded in the industry, so to have been presented with the title of ‘World’s Best Whisky Liqueur’ really is a fantastic achievement, particularly when you consider that we were judged by a panel of senior industry representatives from around the world.”

The legend behind Atholl Brose stems back to 1475, when the Earl of Atholl foiled a rebellion against the King by the Lord of the Isles, Iain MacDonald, by filling the well he drew water from with honey, oatmeal and whisky. The mixture was so enticing that MacDonald, rather than flee his pursuers, stayed to enjoy the concoction, giving the Earl time to catch him. To this day, the exact recipe that he found so beguiling remains unknown, but Gordon & MacPhail certainly bring its essence to life in this captivating liqueur.

Tasting note: Brilliant deep gold appearance. The perfumed bouquet yields fresh picked herbs including sweet oregano, thyme and rosemary over a ripe melon, honey base. Aeration brings out the whisky, which is appropriate. Is there a hint of peat here too? A light, silky entry builds to an initially off-dry burst of honey and sweet herbs (clove, liquorice) accompanied by a crescendo of gentle spices adding depth. Mid palate is semi sweet. Concludes perfectly balanced, clean, fresh, and delicately peppermint-like with hints of clove and barley sugar tailing off into the lengthy aftertaste. Superb! 35% Alc./Vol.