A.D. Rattray // Scotland
A.D. Rattray, a notable independent bottler of unusual and exclusive casks of single malts, and promoter of Stronachie, Cask Islay and Bank Note, offers up an amazing value in this blended scotch whisky. Bank Note is a mix of 40% Highland and Speyside single malt whiskies blended with 60% Lowland pure grain whisky before being aged for 5 years in American oak casks and bottled at 86 proof.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typeused American oak
"Mild honey, delicate tangy citrus, hints of stone fruit, and cereal chewy grains greet you as you bring this blended whisky to your nose. The palate is more of the same; under promise and over deliver. Upon your first sip you will taste creamy vanilla nougat, milk chocolate, more grainy malts and a bitter and slightly astringent lemon zest. The finish is short and sweet of toasted bread, caramel, citrus and the most delicate wisps of peat smoke. "