A 14-year-old single cask from an undisclosed Speyside distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 18 July 2006 and bottled August 2020 as a 14-year-old.
This was drawn from hogshead #306127 and bottled at 57.7%. There are 257 bottles in the release.
Nose: Autumnal. Sweet peat and char. Chimney smoke. Very soft medicinal Islay notes emerge.
Palate: A lovely pleasant sweetness on the palate - butterscotch and custard creams in sync with the peaty, phenolic flavours. Sweet barbecue - crispy bacon on pancakes doused with maple syrup. Salted popcorn. Peppery notes reveal themselves on addition of water.
Finish: Sweet and a little spicy.
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, with further selections arriving late December from subsequent batches.
- Single Malt