A 12-year-old single cask from an undisclosed Islay distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 19 July 2006 and bottled June 2019 as a 12-year-old.
Matured in hogshead cask #306126, with 304 bottles at 58.1%. It is release #7 from the Alistair Walker Whisky Company.
Nose: Honey, caramel and sponge cake, then earthy peat and rock pools with a touch of malt.
Palate: Summer berries dusted with icing sugar, fireplace ash, more smoke and a hint of lemon curd.
Finish: Fresh hay, baking spice, heather honey and bonfire ash.
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.
The first batch of whiskies from Infrequent Flyers to make it to Australia arrived on shelves in June 2020. Made up from the first two batches of releases, they are in extremely limited quantities (many of these we received just one bottle).
- Single Malt