At the National Whisky event this year I attempted expressions from The Whisky Works. The imaginative brand from Whyte & Mackay is headed by Gregg Glass as well as obtained a great deal of limelights in 2014 however I assumed the whiskies weren’t all that excellent. I found Whisky Functions King of Trees ten years Old to be pretty standard therefore I was disappointed the rave testimonials really did not pair up.
I am back again though attempting an older expression this time around at twenty years old which is from an unknown distillery. I am uncommon in believing that whisky is more than just the liquid but likewise the product packaging and also the tale as a solitary proposition. I claim this because the story below has caught my interest as the unknown Speyside distillery is additionally a closed one. As a matter of fact, the Whisky Functions website informs us that when this whisky was distilled in September 1998 as well as it was among the last manufacturing runs the distillery would do. So naturally I immediately tried to play Sherlock as well as exercise which distilleries maybe. To my mind anyhow, the quickest recommendation on the internet for history on distilleries is whisky works speyside 20 the now shut internet publication website owned by rare scotch whisky for sale Exchange.
So for my money this is Imperial which closed for the last time in 1998 due to the fact that being bulldozed to give way for Dalmunach distillery. I could be wrong however I haven’t attempted the whisky yet as well as already I am having a good time! When you do look a this whisky though you will discover it is completed for 7 months in Brandy barrels from France which held Brandy distilled in 1998
Colour– pale yellow
Nose– herbal, carbonated sherbet lemons and tinned fruit
Taste buds– heating ginger and also excellent texture much more orchard fruits which makes it sweet however well balanced
End up– The surface remains on lengthy wood sugars the kind you get from lengthy aging as opposed to a fresh blast of virgin oak
The Whisky Functions brand name runs like an indi bottler so anticipate natural colour and no chill filtering as typical below. The whisky itself is a summer time design which isn’t the seasonal climate right here just now yet it lets you act. I really suggest this bottle actually and as I rest and write I am delighting in is greatly.
The whisky was a complimentary sample for a Tweet Tasting and while I might have stated I had an additional favourite at the time. It turns out I simply required to offer this set even more time. The Tweet Tastings are excellent things to be a part of however they are a fast fire round as well as something this old and precious doesn’t truly perform well because atmosphere.