An Orkney 2016 Aged 6 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Cadenhead Original Collection (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 6 Years Old Country: Scotland
Date of Bottling: 2016
Matured In: Ex Bourbon Barrels
Un-Chillfiltered, No Added Colouring
Scotch Whisky is known the world-over by the Brand names of large blending companies. These blends are the mixture of the products of various distilleries which were originally independent family owned units. Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service. However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.
Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invest fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensures that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. They guarantee that they never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that they bottle nor do they add colouring agents. Each of their bottlings of whisky, and indeed of their rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask.
This single malt whisky was distilled at an undisclosed distillery on the Scottish island of Orkney. There are only two distilleries on this island, Highland Park & Scapa. It was placed in ex Bourbon barrels and left to mature for no less than 6 years, making this whisky young and vibrant. It was bottled in 2023 at 46% alc/vol as part of the Cadenhead Original Collection offerings. No chill filtration has taken place and no added colouring has been used.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: A wonderful aroma of wet hay becomes creamy and sweet with freshly baked shortbread and hints of coconut and garden herbs.
Palate: Honey sweetness combines with soft smokey embers, floral notes of heather and garden herbs, dried orchard fruits and crushed nuts open to golden syrup and milk chocolate.
Finish: Medium to long with tropical fruit notes of pineapple and melon, golden syrup and sea salt with malted barley notes.
|34 × 12 × 12 cm
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