William Lawson's 13 Year
William Lawson // Scotland
William Lawson's is named for a 19th century blender at E & J scotch who was known to be quite the character. This blended scotch uses Macduff Glen Deveron as its primary base. Though it's an unpeated style, the whisky is finished in charred bourbon casks for a smokier depth.
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.
"There's a lot going on here - tart apple, dried dates and figs, baked brown bread, toffee, cola spices, salty pretzels. It basically tastes like a boozy Christmas fruit cake, with a pleasant heat tingling the throat. The flavors are wound tightly neat, so it's recommended to sip this with a rock or at least a couple of drops of water to smooth them out more perceptively. "