Roger's Whisky Company: Secret Speyside 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Malt Whisky
Bottler: Roger's Whisky Company
Range: Roger's Hidden Treasures
Bottler: Roger Tan
Distillery: A secret Speyside distillery
Age: 8 Years Old
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon cask
Cask Ref: 5254
Alcohol by Volume: 56.1%
Outturn: 285 Bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Featured Instagrammer: @rogerswhisky
Secret Speyside Tasting Notes
Nose: Quite buttery, butterscotch, then alternating with fresh citrus, oranges and orange zest.
Palate: Smooth and sweet, nice rounded, white grapes, Jasmin tea.
Finish: Medium long and just a little bit drying.
About this Roger's Whisky Company release
This is the third release from Independent Bottler Roger's Whisky Company, and the first in his "Hidden Treasures" range. When I spoke with Roger about this new range he explained that he wanted to offer great quality, yet modest, whiskies at an affordable price. Still the same great quality of single cask whiskies, maximum flavour, and the beautiful artwork that Roger is fast becoming known for; but by being clever with cask and distillery selection, Roger is able to keep the price as accessible as possible.
In the case of this great quality Speyside whisky, Roger has found a cask that doesn't come with naming rights - hence the "secret" distillery. So the dram you're trying is from one of the biggest Speyside names, but without the increased cost associated with the brand name. If you like digging for hidden treasures, try and decipher the label artwork to see if you can spot any clues...
A delicious Speyside Scotch whisky bottled at a hefty 56.1% ABV, natural colour, without chill filtration. And an artisan product from an indie bottler, limited to just 285 bottles. At this price, you really can't go wrong.