Vellichor, n - the scent of second-hand bookshops
On discovering this marvelous new word, we began a quest to recreate the fragrance using Scotch whisky. Parcels were considered, identified, and pursued. The process can be compared to scouring second-hand bookshops for specific volumes.
Our search met with success when a distiller and bottler in the north of Scotland offered us casks of whiskies which had been blended together in the past, before being returned to ex-Sherry butts for further maturation. Whiskies, like old books, contain their own stories.
We combined these Sherry-matured stocks with bold and mature malt whiskies from the Macallan, Highland Park, and Caol Ila distilleries. The aroma is highly evocative for anyone with a fondness for books; the taste evolves and intensifies as any good political thriller or historical romance should.
A tribute to the storytelling potential of blended Scotch whisky, and the atmospheres of our favourite book stores.
Bottled at 44.6% ABV
Lead Whiskymaker: James Saxon