Distillery: The Cally
Whisky Type: Single Grain
Age: 40 Year Old
Maturation: Not Specified
Availability: 5,060 released globally
Bottle Size: 700ml
This Cally 40-Year-Old is only the second-ever single grain whisky to make it into a Special Series. Distilled in 1974, in the now-defunct Caledonian distillery near Edinburgh, it is one of the oldest whiskies on the market and will quite literally never be repeated. Not only does it tick every box in the nose, texture and finish, but its rarity means that you’re taking home the whisky equivalent of pure gold.
Flavour Profile: Nose
Full of classic grain whisky character The Cally opens with freshly varnished wood & polish. Soon after comes some maturity, lighter notes pepper & spice with a beautiful salted caramel richness.
Flavour Profile: Palate
Warming & intense. Thick toffee & burnt sugar up front with sea salt & butter baked apples. Raisin turns into fruitcake as it develops in the glass, with bitter caramel, oak, dates & cinnamon.
Flavour Profile: Finish
Creamy vanilla does take centre stage but if you look for it you'll find lots of spice, cinnamon & allspice, becoming lighter & fading through nutmeg to a nicely sour end.