G’day and Happy Friday everyone.
With the weekend looming the temptation will be strong to skip ahead and open more than just one whisky.
Try to resist, be strong and you will be rewarded.
What better on a Friday evening than to settle down to a nice relaxing dram for a tiny piece of solitude and contemplation.
Whisky: A. D. Rattray Stronachie 10 yo single malt
*Small batch release – combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks – 43%*
Stronachie was a Highland Distillery just across the Highland dividing line in Perthshire. Started in 1890, Stronachie was unfortunately closed down in 1923 and then subsequently demolished in 1928.
A.D. Rattray were the distributors for Stronachie back in the early 1900’s. Tim Morrison prior owner of Morrison Bowmore and 4th generation decendant of the A.D. Rattray founders was able to source one of only a few bottles of original Stronachie Single Malt in existence. The bottle in question dated 1904 was used to re-create the style and flavor profile of the Stronachie Single Malt as it was made over 100 years ago.
Sourced from Benrinnes in Speyside – Stronachie is made in small batches using a combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks.
Colour: tarnished gold
Nose: Sweet heather infused honey
Taste: Creamed honey leading into a little clove and nutmeg.
Finish: Very balanced deliciously sweet and spicy whisky that finishes with just the tiniest wisp of smoky peat.
Water: No need
**Curt from All Things Whisky has also been “Tasting” along with the calendar. Check out his notes HERE.
Stronachie 10 is a lovely easy drinking Single Malt and could easily become a go-to dram.
Having been out of the market in Western Canada for over 8 months. Stronachie 10 is now back in new packaging and has replaced the 12 year old version.
If you have not done so already, open up your little envelope on the right side door of your calendar. Inside you will find the only picture of the Stronachie distillery in existence. With no records of what the distillery looked like a chance discovery behind a fireplace in a local house that was being torn down produced this post card and a little piece of history.
Stronachie 10 will be readily available as time goes on however your best bet is to find a location nearest to you at this link to Liquorconnect.com
See you all tomorrow for what will be a fun weekend of whisky discovery and a chance to recap our journey so far.