Blended Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Glenallachie Distillery 70cl / 48%
A magnificent resurrection for the White Heather blended Scotch whisky brand, after decades languishing in nostalgic oblivion. Billy Walker, impresario of Glenallachie has reclaimed the White Heather brand and reimagined it as a prestige blend, and there literally couldn't be a better man for the job.
White Heather 21-year-old has been made by vatting a batch of 18-year-old single malts and grains from ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks before returning them to sherry casks and a few virgin oak casks for an extraordinary three years of marrying before bottling at a hearty 48%.
The blend itself has a remarkable 47% malt content of which the vast majority is Speyside and Highland single malts (it's a fair guess that there's a hefty chunk of sherried Glenallachie in there), with a dash of Islay malt to add smoke and depth.
It's always great when an old favourite makes a triumphant return. Kudos to Mr Walker and his team, we can't wait to see what's next for White Heather whisky.
Glenallachie Distillers Limited
White Heather 21 Year Old
European & American Oak
Nose: Beautifully soft background with heather honey, butterscotch, peat reek and hints of tannins.
Palate: Rich notes of heather honey, butterscotch, orange peel and soft tannins.
Finish: Balanced with a wonderful presence of peat and smoke.