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Brig O' Perth 14 Year Old, 125th Anniversary Blended Scotch

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Key Facts About This Blended Scotch

Bottler: The Whisky Cellar

Whisky Makers: Keith Bonnington, Max MacFarlane

Range: Brig O' Perth

Distilleries: Ben Nevis, Blair Athol

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. Cedarwood 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 any 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

Brig O'Perth 14 Year Old, 125th Anniversary Blended Scotch Whisky
Brig O' Perth 14 Year Old, 125th Anniversary Blended Scotch Sale price£44.95
Single cask whiskies bottled by The Whisky Cellar
Keith Bonnington, Founder of The Whisky Cellar

Meet The Founder

Keith Bonnington

Keith Bonnington has over two decades of experience in the whisky industry, including 11 years at Edrington. He was made Keeper of the Quaich in 2013, and founded The Whisky Cellar in 2016.

His main collection of whiskies is indeed called The Whisky Cellar. These are single cask whiskies bottled all natural, having been through careful review by Keith's tasting panel which has an incredible 200 years of experience between them.

Keith also has a few other excellent labels. There's Brig O'Perth, a historic brand producing highland style blended malts. Easy Sipper, a range of easy-drinking single grain whiskies. And Pintail, a vintage collection of diverse spirits including whisky, sherry and port.