Buchanan's 18 Year Special Reserve
Buchanan's // Scotland
Buchanan's is a blended malt Scotch owned by Diageo, named for James Buchanan, who, after working in the grain industry, established James Buchanan & Co. to make more affordable styles of whisky available to the public. Since he also did so much business in the horse trade in South America, the brand has found huge success in that market and is now very popular among South Americans living in the US. The 18 Year Reserve consists of a blend of single malts, the youngest of which are at least 18 years old.
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.
"The aroma and main flavors on the palate consist of red delicious apples and ripe pear. These are joined with dark chocolate, creamy vanilla, clove and a hint of pipe tobacco. Finish falls a bit short, but considering its price point and that Johnnie Walker Green label is all but impossible to find now (this is very similar in style and flavor), it makes a worthy substitute."