A 26-year-old single cask single grain from the North British distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers as release #59.
This was distilled in 1995 and bottled 2021 as a 26-year-old.
Finished in ex-marsala hogshead #5742, which yielded 231 bottles at 52.1%
Nose: Super aldehydic - huge hit of marzipan, followed by vanilla ice cream.
Palate: A dessert extravaganza. Praline and brown sugar. Coconut macaroons and sugared almonds. A little spicy kick at the back.
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.
North British in the suburbs of Edinburgh was built in 1887 is one of Scotland's biggest grain distilleries. It is currently part owned by Diageo and Edrington and it's spirit goes into a plethora of blends.
- Single Grain
- North British