1925 Dewars, Buchanans and Johnnie Walker amalgamate with the Distillers Company Ltd (DCL). John A.s son, John, takes a leading role in the newly formed DCL. 1954 Dewars Ancestor, a luxury blend of 12 year old whiskies, is introduced by the House of Dewar. It replaces Victoria Vat as the companys deluxe blend.
Old blend bottled around 1970 - 1980 - Vol 43%
17 year old Ballantine's blended Scotch whisky, produced all the way back in 1975 (april). A rare and collectible whisky, you may taste now. A great one, especially if you like to explore differences in production and ingredrients in blends overv the decades.
each tube contains 25ml. of whisky
Black & White was first produced by the London-based whisky blender founded by James Buchanan. After a series of mergers and acquisitions involving Dewars (1915), the Distillers Company, and Guinness (forming United Distillers), the brand is now owned by Diageo.
Burnside is a vatted malt. Burnside is a teaspooned Balvenie with a spoonfull of Glenfiddich. At the end it matured 2 months in a very active sherry cask. You love or hate this one. It is a mouth full with lots of flavours attacking your tasting papils to the extreme. I love it with a lot of water....
Bottles 266 - No chill filtration -No added colors
Distilled 28-06-2006 - Bottled 28-08-2012
After a first maturation in first fill bourbon casks, the whisky is put in refill casks with heavenly toasted cask heads of new French oak from the Vosges. Three kind of toasting are used to get more complexity. This second maturation will endure another 2 years.
With just a splash of chilled water, we believe the combination of soft, sweet grain whiskies and elegant, refined Highland malts found in Asyla epitomise the idea of “deliciousness” in the world of Scotch whisky.
The secret lies in the quality of the casks. We use only whiskies aged in first-fill American oak casks to yield more vanilla character, more richness and more sweetness than the refill casks traditionally used in Scotch maturation. We’re often asked about the name. ASYLA is the plural of asylum – a word rich in ambiguity, suggesting that delicate balance between madhouse and sanctuary, an idea we have always felt well suited to a whisky style such as this. This is a whisky that will gently enliven the senses. It is at once delicate, comforting and luminous. from: www.compassboxwhisky.com
A lovely old blended Islay whisky.
Islay Mist 8 yo (43%, OB for Bonfanti, blend, early 1970’s) Islay Mist used to be a blend by the owners of Laphroaig and the versions of the latter for Bonfanti are legendary, so we have high expectations. Colour: gold. Nose: we’re on Islay right away, with Laphroaig well at the centre. Seaweed, iodine, fisherman’s net, apple juice… Hints of bitter beer. There’s the grain as well but it’s just here to complement the whole. Nice notes of violets and lilac, butter caramel, chamomile… Obvious OBE (hints of iron). Gets even smokier with time, with also hints of ham.
Mouth: it’s extremely punchy for a whisky at 43%, strong, peaty and caramelly, with quite some apricot syrup but also pepper, cloves, a little toffee… Creamy mouth feel. It seems that there were quite some sherry casks in the vatting. More and more quince jam and caramel with pepper… Incredibly thick. Finish: very long, peaty and jammy, extremely satisfying, with a, even peatier aftertaste. A blend that used to be much punchier than many malts we know. 87 points on my ‘maltoscale’.
The size: The imperial quart, used for both liquid or dry capacity, is equal to one quarter of an imperial gallon, or exactly 1.1365225 litres.
The cork was broken when we opened the bottle. No evaporation took place. We took the picture after some great moments of tasting this great JW Red Label. When we poored the JW in the glass there was hardly any sent coming out of the glass. Nothing spectaculair. We left it for 1 hour and it started to develop. The smell that came out of the glass was GREAT, Super etc. nearly as good as the 1930 JW we had. This is GOOD. A shame for a lot of people who won't try blends. This one is better than most of the single malt whiskies from today.
You will enjoy this one which they would make this quality today.
Each sample contains 25ml. of whisky
Great old blend from around 1960
Old bottle of white horse no. 534266 from white horse distillers ltd.
No indication on the label of vol. and cl.
White Horse Scotch Whisky is a blended Scotch Whisky from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. It was first produced by James Logan Mackie in 1861. The single malt which gives White Horse its distinctive taste is Lagavulin.
Date bottled 3 sept. 1975
No. 7899332 White Horse whisky a great whisky from 1975. White Horse Distilleries Ltd.
White Horse Scotch Whisky is a blended Scotch Whisky from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. It was first produced by James Logan Mackie in 1861. In 2006, White Horse won blended whisky of the year in Murray's 2007 Whisky Bible.