The Strathspey Rare Cask Reserve is an exclusive signature blend from William Grant & Sons. The whisky was crafted using the combination of aged whiskies from the Grant family private collections.
Over the past 40 years the whiskies have been hand selected for the private family archives by Charles Gordon, the great grandson of William Grant, founder of Glenfiddich and the Balvenie distilleries. The Strathspey Reserve is a series of 11 micro batches, each one with a different airport on the label – London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Madrid, Barcelona and Cancun.
Nose: fresh, spring meadow, fresh cut hay, breakfast cereals, vanilla, aniseed, lemon grass, apples, pears and little oak in the background.
Palate: fruity, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, sultanas, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, salted caramel, hay and subtle oakiness.
Finish: long and lingering, with notes of vanilla, honey, orchard fruit and very pleasant oaky bitterness.