Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Blended Scotch (750ml)
Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Blended Scotch
The Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old is made with 18 malt and 4 grain whiskies. As it is matured in a solera (a system of fractional blending) every bottle should technically contain a drop of the original 1958 blend, although in reality it is more of a gimmick. After blending it is married for one year in 4 year old Oloroso sherry butts. It is bottled at 40%.
Producer: Syndicate 58/6 (Douglas Laing)
Style: Blended Scotch
Nose: Richer than most blends. Lots of honey, raisins, orange peel, fruit compote, nicely integrated with some apricots and perhaps a hint of mango. Subtle oak. Subtle hints of toasted grains as well, but in a blind tasting I would rather tag this as a single malt. Cinnamon pastry with vanilla.
Mouth: It may lack a bit of punch, but the flavors are nice. Caramelized apples and pear compote, a little marmalade and raisins. Then a hint of toast and candied ginger. Malty sweetness. Subtle sherry notes too (figs, bramble).
Finish: Not too long, on toffee and nutty notes.