Invergordon 1973 42 Year (The Exclusive Malts)
The Exclusive Malts // Highlands, Scotland
From the Invergordon Distillery on the east coast of the Scottish Highlands, this is an independently bottled offering of 42 year-old grain whisky that was distilled July 5th, 1973 and bottled in April 2016. Owned by the Glasgow-based blender Whyte & McKay, the grain whisky that comes out of this distillery usually finds itself in blended whiskies, although the distillery does offer a ten year-old Scotch and there are a few independent bottlers who offer Invergordon whisky. This bottling from the Exclusive Malts spent all forty-two years in an ex-bourbon cask (cask no. 12). Only 248 bottles were filled at the cask's strength of 51.1% ABV. This whisky is non-chill filtered, and contains no added coloring.
Single GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.