Caledonian 41 Year Old 1974 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whisky. Single cask refill hogshead #11836 bottled September 2015 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. Caledonian is a lost Edinburgh grain distillery. 200 bottles.
The nose has sweet notes of lemon, blackcurrants and orchard flowers. On the palate, more citrus fruits but with a subtle wood polish undercurrent. The finish is long and warming with a dark, oaky influence.
Caledonian Single Grain Whisky
In its day the Caledonian Distillery was a huge business located at the west end of Princess Street in in the heart of the city of Edinburgh. Founded by Menzies, Bernard and Craig in 1855 complete with its own huge railway yard which sat next to the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line. At the time of opening the Caledonian’s grain whisky was in demand for the newly developed whisky blending business and was used by Andrew Usher a pioneer of the technique. Closed in 1988 the site was cleared and redeveloped for housing and business use.