Antiquary 12 Year
Antiquary // Highlands, Scotland
The Antiquary 12 Year comes to us from the Tomatin Distillery, situated in the midst of the Monadhliath Mountains. Producing a wide range of whiskies, before 2012 Tomatin produced whisky mainly for blends, and for a short time in the mid-20th century, produced the most whisky in Scotland at 12 million liters annually. This whisky, the Antiquary 12 Year, and its accompanying whisky, the Talisman, are a set of blended whiskies named after the novels of famed Edinburgh-born and educated writer Sir Walter Scott, known for his historical novels and poetry.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican Oak
"The Antiquary starts as a gentle whisky with vanilla, honey, toffee and caramel hanging easily on the nose. A hint of lemon in the background reveals itself as the whisky opens up. Faint herbs start the end of the nose, moving easily about with vanilla and becoming chai-like. Once the whisky hits the tongue, it opens warm and rich, and sweet with vanilla, toffee, and honey moving through with malt biscuits to settle in the mouth. The finish is floral, very crisp and fresh, ending with fresh morning dew on grass; a real breakfast whisky."