1979 Faultline 32 Year Old Single Barrel Cask Strength Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml

SKU #1141466

This is just some sort of ridiculousness. When we stumbled across this absolutely wacky cask in a warehouse in Southern Scotland, we hadn't even realized it was in the realm of legality to sell this sort of whisky. This is from a lot of whiskies all distilled in 1979. At some point in its maturation, it was blended and rebarreled in a single sherry hogshead. It's highly likely that was done relatively recently, but honestly it could have been done two decades ago. We think that this whisky may have come either from a larger blender who was planning to add this to one of their house blends and either lost it in the warehouse or sold it as part of a larger parcel. Otherwise, we think it could have perhaps been a lot owned by a smaller broker which was ultimately consolidated as the whiskies began to evaporate. Either way, this stuff is totally unique. We have no knowledge of another cask strength single cask single vintage blended whisky being released in this country or any other for that matter. If you know differently please let us know. What's really important about this whisky is that it's absolutely delicious. It's got all the complexity and depth of the best blends and is exceptionally well balanced even at full proof. Plus, the price is uncomfortably low for the age and quality of the whisky. This is truly a unique gem plucked from a dingy warehouse, which ended up polishing up perfectly.

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Price: $109.99

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/6/2013  | Send Email
Wow, what a treat! Superbly balanced and aged to perfection. Soft fruits, a hint of smoke and a great nuttiness on the finish. Add a bit of water and release all of the wonderful aromas. A definite "don't miss"!

By: Keith Wollenberg |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/16/2013  | Send Email
My first thought was that this could not be too terrific, not at this price. Wow was I wrong! To get a beautiful, blended malt spirit at this price is just crazy. Go David & David! What string of lucky accidents led to our ability to get this, I will not speculate. But believe me when I tell you it is a lucky accident for you, and for me. Don't miss it, as even the 2 Davids are unlikely to again trip over any spirit of this age at this price! My only objection? It is breaking my budget to salt away some bottles, so that I can continue to enjoy what may be *the* *perfectly* *aged* sipping Scotch.

 By: AT  |  Review Date: 10/25/2013 
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This is a really unique batch -- mysterious, rare, tastes FANTASTIC, unbelievable price. Don't be fooled by the ridiculous label and the word 'blended'. You will be blown away by how good it is.

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Varietal:

Malt

Country:

Scotland

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Alcohol Content (%): 53.1