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Antiquary 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky- 70cl, 40%

€37.32 $39.02 £31.99

Honey

Treacle, toffee, caramel, heather

The sweetness of honey is one of the most common flavours in Scotch whisky…particularly in younger examples of the popular Speyside style that forms the basis of many of the most popular blends, but also in the Highlands and, perhaps most characteristically, the Lowlands. The Island whiskies, too, often express a honey-like sweetness in their lighter forms. This is usually the result of the natural sugars present in malted barley, and so is generally more apparent in younger whiskies (up to 15-18 years of age) before too much of heftier flavours like wood, spice or dried fruit are imparted from the cask.

A richer, toffee-like sweetness often derives from European oak casks (generally ex-sherry), while American oak (ex-bourbon or newer sherry casks) produces a lighter, vanilla-tinged flavour that complements the natural sugars of the barley. The marshmallow-like sweetness of bourbon often translates into a lighter honey-like flavour in Scotch matured in ex-bourbon casks.

Good examples of single malts that carry strong flavours of honey are the classic Glenlivet and its many Speyside brethren; the lightness and softness of Lowlanders Glenkinchie and Auchentoshan; and the heathery sweetness of younger Highland Parks or some Highlanders like Dalwhinnie or Glen Garioch. In addition, virtually all of the biggest names in blended whisky are marked by this kind of flavour - the house styles of Johnnie Walker, J&B and Chivas Regal all depend on that sweet, youthful Speyside core. All of them are likely to go well with lighter cigars, particularly those with sweet flavours of their own, such as Hoyo de Monterrey.

 

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Antiquary 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky- 70cl, 40%

The Antiquary line was initially created by the Hardie brother over 150 years ago to...read more

Tasting Notes

This 12 year old expression combines both grain and malt whiskies of a twelve year minimum age to give depth and body!

Nose: Soft peat, malted barley, citrus

Palate: Stronger citrus notes, fresh fruit salad, honeyed barley

Finish: Citrus peels and oak

Product Info

Antiquary 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky- 70cl, 40%

The Antiquary line was initially created by the Hardie brother over 150 years ago to make the ‘perfect’ scotch blend. Using only the most fine and rare malts, they launched their creation in 1888.

With a name taken from a famous Sir Walter Scott novel, the pair hoped to imbue some of the history, passion and story into their bottlings that the book described!

Product Brand

John & William Hardie began their quest to create the perfect Blended Scotch Whisky more than 150 years ago. In 1888, using only the finest and rarest malts, they succeeded in creating what was considered to be superior to all other blends; THE ANTIQUARY.
The name is taken from the famous Gothic novel written by Sir Walter Scott, redolent with family secrets, stories of hidden treasure and hopeless love. Today, the story continues with our range of premium Blended Scotch Whisky which is, quite simply, a cut above.

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Note: Regrettably we cannot ship cigars or any other tobacco products to the USA and Canada.

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