The Tweeddale Blend 12 Year (Batch 3)
R&B Distillers // Scotland
The Tweeddale was born in 1820. Later, when employee Richard Day was honing his skills as a whisky blender, he recorded his journey in a book dated from 1899 to 1916. The blend ceased production during the Second World War until 70 years later when Alasdair Day inherited his great grandfather’s book and set out to recreate the Tweeddale. This third batch blends an aged single grain whisky with eight single malt whiskies. It is bottled at 46% 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.
"Batch 3 doesn’t wear underwear under its kilt; it has nothing to hide. Vanilla biscuits and milk chocolate covered raisins pronounce themselves on the nose with a splash of olive oil and faint peat. Christmas spices such as ginger and vanilla blend with crisp apple fruitiness. Malted cereal notes are always present. Any sweetness dries off in the finish into a beautiful burst of citrus zest. This whisky puts on a clinic in flavor aromatherapy."