An 10-year-old Linkwood from James Eadie's "Small Batch" series.
The Small Batch series is vatted from two-to-four bottles for each release and bottled at 46% at natural colour and without chill filtration.
This Teaninich release used casks #314374, #314377 and #314381 with 1,159 bottles produced.
A top-three distillery for The Oak Barrel, it's a distillery that is bright and grassy when young, but beautifully textural with age.
A little-known distillery in terms of single malts, it is widely prized by blenders. Often fresh and grassy, it can take on beautiful caramels and tropical fruits from ex-bourbon casks.
Nose: Fresh pineapple and orange juice, glace cherries and jaffas. With a tangy burnished copper character.
Palate: There’s a great amount of barley richness going on with a chewy caramel and custard set of flavours.
Finish: We’re left with tea biscuit flavours on the palate, gentle baking spices and lime zest. An easy drinker with heaps of character.
James Eadie is an independent bottler that takes the name of a 160-year-old brand, named after the famed brewer of the same name. Born 1827, Eadie was perhaps best known for his self-made brewery but also released a brand of blended Scotch, under the Trade Mark “X” brand.
Over 110 years after his death in 1904, Rupert Patrick – a great-grandson of Eadie – has brought the name back with the blend but also a single malt, single cask bottling arm. Patrick had worked form Macleod Distillers, Beam Suntory and Diageo before stepping out on his own and is recognised as a Keeper of the Quaich.
- Single Malt
- James Eadie