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Morrison Distillers Old Perth Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 58.6%
The Old Perth brand is a tribute to the city of Perth in Scotland. It was originally bottled in 1908 by the fiercely proud Perthshire family, the Thomsons who were Family Grocers. The label disappeared in the 1970s only to be resurrected in 2013 by independent bottlers, Morrison & Mackay, and now Morrisons. This cask strength variant includes a selection from distilleries in the Glenlivet Region of Speyside. Previous editions were said to employ malts from Glenfarclas, Blair Athol and Glentauchers, all matured in the three main sherry cask types: butts, puncheons and the smaller hogsheads, however the exact composition here isn't disclosed. A lower ABV sister bottling is also in the range. This one weighs in at 58.6% Alc./Vol.

Tasting note: The nose is spicy, dry and vaguely fruit cakey. The palate is concentrated with a harmony of dried fruit and honeyed malt. A whisper of sulphur at mid palate? The oily, gingery kick adds length to the finish. Without distinctive flavour definition in any particular direction. A well balanced all-rounder. Non chill filtered. 58.6% Alc./Vol.

Notes from the bottlers... Delivering a robust, earthy palate with powerful ginger and cinnamon spice. This unadulterated whisky is bottled at Cask Strength to reveal full bodied aroma and texture.