A 31-year-old single grain from Strathclyde bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
This is Batch 4 that indie bottlers Boutique-y have sourced from the distillery, bottled at 45% with 2,621 bottles in the run.
The Strathclyde distillery is located in Glasgow and is owned by Pernod Ricard. It is famously part of the Chivas Regal blends, as well as Ballantine's and Teachers. Their whisky is made by cooking wheat in a pressure cooker like arrangement with 9% barley in the mix for four hours before then fermenting for 50 hours.
Another well-aged expression (we've seen a few recently), lots of fruit amongst the vanilla and dusty oak.
Nose: Opening notes of old books with a hint of pineapple.
Palate: Unripe banana followed by honeydew melon.
Finish: Hint of old Pick n Mix sweet.
"Now Glasgow’s only grain distillery, founded in 1927 on the site of an old cotton mill. It was initially established to supply neutral grain spirit for gin. In 1936, they started distilling grain whisky after the owners at that time, purchased the Long John Brand.
"A colourless label, but like the spirit that comes off of a still but there’s a long and complicated diagram of the breakdown of three of the key components of oak by toasting, also known as Pyrolysis. At the bottom of the label there’s a much simpler quotation about the process: 'I don’t know the scientific explanation, but fire made it good'."
- Single Malt