The Syndicate blend contains 18 Single Malt Whiskies and 4 Single Grain Whiskies. The quality and consistency of the blend has been maintained over the years by operating a ‘Solera’ system whereby when additional 12 year Old whiskies are added they are reblended with the older stock.
Thus the Syndicate blend still contains small quantities of the original 1958 blend. One of the things that sets the Syndicate blend apart from other blends is that it is ‘married’ and finally matured for up to 2 years in 4 year old Oloroso Sherry casks which we import from the Spanish region of Andalucia.
This final marrying and maturation process serves to give the Syndicate blend its exceptionally smooth and distinctive taste.
Warm and inviting on the nose. The hand of time has truly nurtured this noble spirit as enriching nuances of Seville oranges, bergemot, honeyed pear and fleshy mangos flaunt themselves in an elegant manner. This rhapsody of sensual sophistication continues as whispers of ginger spice, jasmine, crushed almonds and liquorice seduce the senses. This hedonistic harmony of passion is reflected on the palate. Rich and intense flavours of Old English marmalade, glazed apple, creamy caramel and marzipan drift lovingly over the tongue. The aftertaste of figs, forest fruits, treacle and apricots completes this overture of pleasure.