The first tranche of the vary, drawn from the shares of the Gordon household, proprietor of Glenfiddich and Balvenie distiller William Grant & Sons, offered out inside weeks of its launch in Might this yr.
The second batch once more contains eight whiskies – 4 every in The Charles Gordon Assortment and The Legacy Assortment – priced from £950 to £4,900 per bottle. All are completely obtainable to pre-order on-line.
The rarest of the autumn releases is ‘A Singular Mix’, a mixture of grain and malt whiskies produced on the identical Highland distillery in the identical yr, 1963. Aged for 58 years in American oak, it’s claimed to be the primary Scotch whisky of its provenance supplied on the market at such an age.
The gathering contains 4 blends, two blended malts and two blended grains, aged for between 36 and 58 years, with names reflecting their back-stories or style profiles, comparable to ‘The Previous Confectioner’s’, ‘A Breath of Contemporary Air’ and ‘A Path of Smoke’.
‘Our Autumn Assortment speaks not solely to the breadth and depth of the stock that we’re privileged to work with, but additionally to the character of these relations who constructed the shares over the course of generations,’ stated Jonathan Gibson, Home of Hazelwood advertising director.
The Home of Hazelwood Autumn Assortment is completely obtainable to pre-order from Home of Hazelwood all through October. Gross sales of ‘A Singular Mix’ are restricted to Home of Hazelwood Keyholders and present patrons.
The Charles Gordon Assortment:
A Singular Mix, 1963 Mix – 42%, £4,900/70cl, 74 bottles obtainable worldwide
The Previous Confectioner’s, 44 12 months Previous Blended Malt – 45%, £3,000/70cl, 256 bottles
The Subsequent Chapter, 50 12 months Previous Mix – 44%, £4,000/70cl, 157 bottles
The Unknown, 44 12 months Previous Mix – 43%, £3,000/70cl, 143 bottles
The Legacy Assortment:
A Breath of Contemporary Air, 37 12 months Previous Blended Grain – 46%, £1,450/70cl, 417 bottles
A Path of Smoke, 42 12 months Previous Blended Malt – 45%, £1,900/70cl, 385 bottles
The Eight Grain, 40 12 months Previous Blended Grain – 48%, £1,200/70cl, 384 bottles
The Lowlander, 36 12 months Previous Mix – 46%, £950/70cl, 432 bottles
A Singular Mix
Outstanding provenance, exceptional whisky. It is a shapeshifting dram, shifting from a perfumed nostril of dried violet and creamy citrus by means of hints of walnut veneer right into a splendidly textured palate of dried fruit, toffee and sandalwood. Refined, however concentrated.
The Previous Confectioner’s
It might be the ability of suggestion, however after an preliminary hit of ripe crimson fruits, scents of boiled sweets and mint toffee leap from the glass. The palate focuses way more on dried fruits with a whisper of smoke and extra of that mint toffee, subsiding into Pontefract truffles.
The Subsequent Chapter
Dense and seamless on the nostril, with creamy toffee and hazelnut, main right into a formidably structured palate of dried apricot, leather-based and spice, plus savoury notes of rancio. A wealthy and strong mix with Bourbon cask evident on the nostril, Sherry cask on the palate.
A Breath of Contemporary Air
Gentle, ethereal and elusive, the scents of lily, eucalyptus and pink peppercorn are an uncommon whisky mixture. This mix of grain whiskies has some classical flavours of buttery cereal, alongside darkish honey and good grip from assertive, however by no means dominant, oak.
A Path of Smoke
A mixture of island malts, that is surprisingly gentle on the nostril, with restrained citrus aromas and a contemporary scent of sea salt. The peat solely actually asserts itself within the mouth: maritime at first, then extra clearly phenolic – however by no means actually smoky. A vibrant and pleasant whisky.
Traditionally, Lowland malts had been identified for his or her lightness, and that is positively shy on the nostril. Ultimately, there’s gentle tangerine and fresh-cut grass alongside hedgerow scents. Only a trace of oak smoke on the palate – however take your time with this to tease out all of the flavours.