A 10-year-old blended grain whisky dubbed "light creamy vanilla" by the team at independent bottlers Cadenhead - batch four was bottled in 2018.
The Cadenhead Creations range is a series of small batch blends, blended malts and blended grains - made with a maximum of three casks and sometimes as single casks (where the cask was filled with a blend of whisky prior to maturation).
The Creations are a range of ages and strengths, giving the blending team a chance to experiment with flavour the only goal. There is some suggestion that the older blends were infact tinkering creations of former Springbank head distiller Frank McHardy, but given that he didn't write down the distillery names they are named after their flavour profiles.
This particular blend is made up of two grain whiskies - two parts Girvan and one part Strathclyde. That blend was married in two barrels for one year.
Bottled at 59.2%.
Nose: Custard and kiwi fruit. Very creamy.
Palate: Vanilla ice cream, icing sugar and creme brulee.
Finish: Cream soda, light toffee and cola sweets.
Cadenhead is Scotland's oldest independent bottler, having being founded in 1842 as William Cadenhead Limited Wine & Spirit Merchants. It was family owned until it was bought by another family company J&A Mitchell & Co, owners of the Springbank and Glengyle distilleries.