Old Perth Scotch Whisky was originally created in the early 1900’s in the city of Perth by the Thomson family, well known grocers in the City. By the late 1970, a rationalisation, sadly, saw the brand disappear. Brought back to life as a blended malt in 2013 by Morrison & MacKay as a celebration of Perth’s illustrious past in the whisky industry, the brand is the only whisky now blended in Perthshire.
Described as ‘ belching with reek’ this peaty blended malt whisky is the first in a new peaty series to be released. With a label that draws its inspiration from the Victorian Chimney heads or “Grannies” of Old Perth this is great value smoky whisky for peat lovers everywhere.
Big Peat is a remarkable marriage of Malt Whiskies only from the island of Islay. He is, of course, proudly without colouring or chill-filtration and bottled at high alcohol strength (46%), resulting in a naturally oily spirit that promises an incredible mouth-feel. With Caol Ila spirit bringing sweetness, Bowmore the perfect balance, Ardbeg the medicinal, earthy quality and Port Ellen, a degree of elegance, Big Peat represents all that is Islay in a bottle. Fred Laing tells us that of course, there are a couple of Blender's Secrets in Big Peat too – but even after a few drams, he won’t share that info – and so it remains our peaty little secret! The nose is fresh, salty and clean that develops notes of malted barley and damp earth. On the palate we have notes of ash, tar, beaches and smoking chimneys which lead to a long finish with flavours of licorice, smoke and bonfire ashes.
Chivas 18 is a uniquely rich and multi-layered blend that includes over twenty of Scotland’s rarest single malt Scotch whiskies. With 85 flavour notes in every drop, each sip is a new discovery. Awards 2012Gold award, San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 2011 Gold award, San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 2010 Gold award, International Wine & Spirits Competition. 2009 Gold award, International Wine & Spirits Challenge. Tasting Notes: Colour Intense, dark amber. Nose Rich, indulgent, multi-layered aromas with hints of dried fruits, buttery toffee and dark chocolate. Taste A velvety, dark chocolate palate yields to elegant floral notes and a wisp of sweet, mellow smokiness. Finish Extremely warm, long finish.
Matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels, its delicate taste of sweet, honeyed fruit and gentle warmth will bewitch you. Not even a hint of smoke. Smooth, easy and an absolute delight. The nose offers aromas of fresh hays of summer, malty cereal, rich creamy toffee and honeyed heather balanced with sweet oak and barley sugar. The palate is smooth creamy sweetness with sumptuous hints of fruit, malty honeyed spiciness and soft vanilla which leads to a crisp and satisfying finish with a tingle of cloves.
Containing whiskies aged in each of the three main sherry casks, ( Butts, Puncheons and the smaller Hogsheads) this deeply coloured and richly sweet blended malt will no doubt delight lovers of Sherry Cask.