Usquaebach Old Rare Whisky Stone Flagon
Usquaebach // Highlands , Scotland
Usquaebach means "water of life" - the origin of the word "whisky." This once popular brand of blended Scotch, dating back to the 1760s and originally owned by Twelve Stone Flagons is now owned by Cobalt Brands. 85% of the blend is 41 different Highland single malts, the oldest 20 years, and the rest grain whisky.
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.
"This whisky has a very chalky quality. The nose is somewhat muted, but the palate holds many surprises, It opens up to stewed and dried fruit, peppers both sweet and hot, toffee, espresso and freshly cut grass and flowers. It has a very pleasing, rounded finish that goes down easy."