Shieldaig The Classic Blended Scotch 12 Year
Shieldaig // Scotland
Released by Ian Macleod, a family-owned blender/independent bottler that owns the Glengoyne and Tamdhu distilleries as well as the Smokehead and Fat Trout labels. This whisky is a blend of Speyside and Islay malts, and it is bottled in the town of Shieldaig in the Northern Highlands. Hence, the name, which means "Loch of the Herring" in Old Norse. All of the different whiskies are aged at least 12 years, blended together, and then bottled at 40% ABV.
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.