Brig O'Perth 14 Year Old, 125th Anniversary Blended Scotch
Key Facts About This Blended Scotch
Bottler: The Whisky Cellar
Whisky Makers: Keith Bonnington, Max MacFarlane
Range: Brig O'Perth
Age: 14 Years Old
Casks: First fill ex-bourbon and sherry butts
Alcohol by Volume: 46.7%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Limited Edition: 1,125 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Brig O'Perth Tasting Notes
Ed's tasting notes
Colour: Natural colour, bright gold. Lots of parallel tears run quickly down the side of the glass.
Nose: Honey, and honeydew melon. Redcurrants and black currants. Soft malt and new untanned leather. Cedar wood and gentle cinnamon.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Lots of red fruits and berries, lightly dusted with soft brown cinnamon sugar. Fresh cream dotted with real vanilla. Milk chocolate orange. Well integrated alcohol adds body without burn.
Finish: Medium to long. Cream over red fruit and berries, a touch of savoury oak, ending with warming spice.
About This 125th Anniversary Release
Brig O'Perth was first blended and bottled by Perth wine merchant and grocer, Matthew Gloag & Son. It was made in the basement of their shop at 20-24 Atholl Street in early 1896 as their “house blended Scotch”. It achieved local, and wider, acclaim and became the whisky of choice to family gatherings and high society parties across the county.
Brig O'Perth has enjoyed only occasional bottlings over the last 50 years or so. But Keith Bonnington was able to buy the brand from Edrington Distillers. Keith spent 11 years working for Erdington, based at the now-closed West Kinfauns, Perth office.
Brig O'Perth ‘Special Anniversary Blend’ was bottled by The Whisky Cellar as a classic ‘Old Highland’ style Blended Scotch. It has an uncommonly high malt content, a proud sign of quality. Matured for at least 14 years, the malt whiskies were sampled from a number of Highland distilleries. These were the very same distilleries from which Matthew Gloag would have selected his ‘house blend’ back in 1896.
In a nod to the original label, the design shows the majestic Old Perth Bridge, the meandering River Tay and the grand Georgian townhouses and church steeple towers of Tay Street.
“Sadly, the merchants, blenders, and bottlers that made Perth a hot-bed of Scotch whisky production have left the Fair City in all but name. Without doubt, the names of Gloag, Bell, Dewar and Thomson contributed to the development of the city. But, while time and “progress” moves things on in one direction, memory and nostalgia moves them in another... I’ll never restore the glory days single-handedly. But I would love to be able to contribute something to Perth and Perthshire with this historic relaunch. As a resident of Auchterarder, I have grown to love the county. It is great to be able to celebrate its huge contribution to our greatest liquid export.” Keith Bonnington, Founder, The Whisky Cellar
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