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Usquaebach Highland Whiskies 15 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Product Story

Usquaebach is a great "old-school" brand that has been around long enough to have immortalized by Robert Burns in his poem "Tom O'Shanter" in 1791. Usquaebach has been blended by the Laing family for three generations. The name is derived from the Gaelic term for Whisky "usage beatha" or literally "water of life." This is one of the longest standing brands in the Whisky world and luckily, it's making a comeback in export markets including the USA.

Brand Story

Usquaebach, a historic blend that dates back to the 1700s, is a Scotch whisky bringing to life ancient traditions and the historic craft of the Scottish Highlands. Blended for three generations by the Laing family, Usquaebach is a family-owned brand closely guarded by tradition.

Tasting Note

Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully complex offering scents of stewed fruits along with fresh pear, pineapple, and red apple supported by waves of brown baking spices (allspice and nutmeg are prominent), caramel, black pepper, wood, and toffee. The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush and silky fruit driven core with accents of baking spice, toasted grains, wood, Sherry, and dry black pepper notes on the finish. This is an intense and multilayered blended malt that changes constantly in the glass as it aerates, revealing new layers of flavors.

How to Serve

This is a rich and complex blended malt that deserves to be enjoyed with minimal interference. A splash of water brings it alive and if ice is a requirement for your Whisky drinking please go easy.

Price: $ 80

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