Syndicate 58/6 Blended Scotch


Syndicate // Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 12 )

The story behind this blended whisky's curious name goes like so: a rare blend of 18 single malt and 4 single grain Scotch whiskies was found in 10 casks in a warehouse in 1958. It was distilled in 1954 and used a recipe that dated back to the 1800s. In 1966, a quantity was bottled for the warehouse owners and a close group of friends. A total of 6 accountants and lawyers made it possible, hence "Syndicate 58/6." It aged for 12 years using the "solera" method and finished its last year of aging in Oloroso Sherry butts.

  • age
    12 years
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Blended
    Comprised 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 Type
    finished in oloroso sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"Blended whisky is usually lovely and mild but this is the exception. Rich and full of honey, toasted pecans, cereal grains, and even a whiff of cooking fire on the nose--definitely a departure from the norm. The flavor is a delight with candied citrus, malty grains, and thick caramel. The finish is honestly shorter than it should be because this is a whisky you're going to want to go back for more."

Score 88

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