Usquaebach Reserve Blended Scotch
Usquaebach // Scotland
The Usquaebach brand dates back several centuries. Today, they're owned by Cobalt Brands, and serve as a blending and bottling house. Their Reserve is a blended Scotch whisky which is said to include whiskies between 16 and 18 years old, in addition to a selection of younger malts.
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.
"The nose offers honey, hay and grass, melons and pear, and the floral notes of chrysanthemum bud. The palate is mellow, somewhat oily, with a Highlands malt profile overall. Also find sherry and nutty notes in the background interlaced with spicy oak, cloves and a touch of black pepper. Finish starts soft but then opens up bigger and sticks around. Let the dram breathe for a few moments to showcase more of its sherry characteristics. Enjoyable and smooth but unspectacular."