Hector Macbeth 21 Year Old "First Edition" Single Barrel 53.7% Cask Strength Blended Malt Whisky 1997 700ml

Hector Macbeth 21 Year Old "First Edition" Single Barrel 53.7% Cask Strength Blended Malt Whisky 1997 700ml

$119.99

SKU: 34170

The term “teaspooning” probably means very little to the average whisky drinker, but for those in the know it refers to the act of adding a teaspoon of one single malt whisky into the barrel of another. For what purpose, you’re probably asking? It’s done before the sale of a barrel to prevent independent bottlers from marketing off the name of the distillery from where it originated. For example, imagine if one of the major Glen distilleries was to sell Mission Wine & Spirits a single barrel of 21 year old single malt, but wanted to ensure that we couldn’t market the whisky as their single malt. By adding a teaspoon of another 21 year old single malt to that single barrel, the whisky would become a blended malt whisky, and no longer a single malt, due to the addition of a second single malt whisky. We would have to call it something like Hector Macbeth 21 year old blended malt whisky as a result, since we wouldn’t be allowed to legally label it as a single barrel of single malt whisky. Hence, this 21 year old cask strength Highland “blended” malt whisky is a rich, vanilla-laden, sweetly-malted, elegant, yet powerful single barrel expression, bottled at cask strength with no water added. Compared to other 21 year old single malts at that age from the Speyside, it’s also a fraction of the price given that we brought it in direct from Scotland. We can’t tell you where it’s from unfortunately, but hopefully our analogy helps to explain why it’s labeled the way it is. Once you get a taste of this liquid, there should be no doubt of its pedigree. -David Driscoll, Mission Sales Manager

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