An 8-year-old single cask from the Knockdhu distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers as release #65.
This was distilled in 2013 and bottled 2021 as an 8-year-old.
Matured in 1st-fill ex-bourbon barrel #1, which yielded 210 bottles at 58.9%
Nose: Ripe bananas, almonds and vanilla milkshake.
Palate: Banoffee pie smothered in custard. A little nutty, with a touch of chilli pepper.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
Founded in 1893 by DCL (now Diageo), Knockdhu was mothballed in 1983: one of the many victims of the whisky loch of the 80s. The distillery began production again in 1988 when Inver House purchased the site. Shortly thereafter they began to release AnCnoc single malts. The distillery produces a fresh, citric, intense newmake which has fantastic palate weight.
- Single Malt