The Lismore brand is named after the Inner Hebridean Island squeezed between the Isle of Mull and the mainland.
It was created by William Lundie & Co. the whisky brokers and later blenders in the 1970s. In 2004 the company was acquired by J.&G. Grant, the owners of Glenfarclas Distillery, and has been operating as its subsidiary. The Lismore range consists of single malt and blended whiskies, the latter still produced using the Lundie family recipes. Lismore Special Reserve is a blend created with components aged for a minimum of 12 years and is one of the very few blends, which formula contains Glenfarclas single malt.
Nose: malty and slightly earthy, mixed dried fruit, honey, caramel, vanilla, touch of cocoa powder, hints of hay and oak.
Palate: malted barley, apples, oranges, honeycomb, butterscotch, caramel, hints of pepper and cinnamon and delicate oaky bitterness.
Finish: medium long, with notes of sweet cereals, toffee, honey, orange peel, hints of spice and oak.