White Heather 8 Years Old

Blended Scotch whisky

40% ABV, £25 for 75cl

Score: 77/100

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What they say:

Blended Scotch mostly sold in France at various age statements (8, 15, years old)m these days bottles mostly only show up at auction.

WhiteHeather8yo

What I say:

Dram No. 2.2 at the Jolly Toper Christmas Tasting (18th December 2014) was this White Heather 8 Year old blended scotch whisky bottled sometime in the 1990’s. 75cl bottled at 40% ABV

Colour:

Russet amber gold

Nose:

Cinnamon spice, cereal barley malt, caramel, toffee, raisins, coconut

Taste:

Creamy toffee (Werther’s originals), caramel oak, banana cream and fruity peach, hints of heather honey and cereal barley

Finish:

Short, slightly drying and tannic

Overall:

Despite the lower ABV and the good chance this blend was chill-filtered (described as Liposuction for Whisky by JT) this blend had so much more going on in it that I enjoyed than The Antiquary 21 Year old.