1974 Garnheath 42 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)

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In yet another of our lost whisky collection (meaning distilleries that have since closed and/or been demolished), we bring you an absolutely stunning cask of 42 year old Garnheath, a grain whisky from the once-active distillery site inside of Inver House's Moffat site located just east of Glasgow on the road to Edinburgh. The distillery was located next to another closed malt producing site: Glenflagler. Closed in the mid-eighties, now just a memory and a story to share among friends, the spirit of Garnheath lives on (literally) in this single barrel, cask strength edition bottled just for K&L. Not only is the Garnheath a lost legend, this 42 year old edition is one of the smoothest, roundest, most luxurious whiskies we've ever had the pleasure of selling. It rolls across the tongue effortlessly, coating the palate with rich waves of caramel, honey and maple syrup. In classic grain whisky style, there's no maltiness or smoke here. It's just four glorious decades of barrel maturation at work: orange zest, candied sugar and apricot. A true whisky classic in the making and a piece of history, to boot.

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Price: $249.99
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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2016 | Send Email
The best grain whiskey that I have tasted. It offers nice aromas of vanilla and grain . In the mouth it is soft with subtle vanilla and grain notes. What sets if apart is how complex it is. It is layered with with delicious and joyful flavors that lead to a long finish.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/10/2016 | Send Email
It is not everyday that I get to taste a forty two year old whisky from a silent still. Unlike many malts of this age, the Garnheath is still luscious and vital, and has not "gone to wood" in the slightest. I found it spectacularly complex, and almost honeyed in its broad richness. This is a very special dram, and one of the best and most interesting brown liquors I have had in a long time. What a treat!

By: Sal Rodriguez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/10/2016 | Send Email
Sure, it's kind of an odd age for a Scotch (42 year old?), but what it lacks in normalcy it more than makes up for in elegance and poise. Lots of toffee/butterscotch on the nose which is always my favorite note in a scotch. Very supple on the palate and the aromatic perfumed finish just keeeeeps gooooing! You will absolutely NOT want to miss out on this bottle! Like Keanu Reeves says in every single movie he's ever been in, "WHOA!"

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/10/2016 | Send Email
There has been some debate here at K&L comparing the merits of this 42 year old Garnheath with the 50 year old Invergordon. Does age trump everything? Is the Garnheath simply more irresistible because the distillery is now defunct, making this little treasure a finite entity? The last Invergordon 50 we had evaporated from the shelves in hours, and this year's cask is sure to do the same. However, there were several of us that actually thought there was more going on with this Scotch than could be found in its slightly older cousin. The Garnheath has a lot of brightness and freshness for such a mature spirit. Layers of flavor unfold from golden grains, to baked orchard fruits, sweet wood spice, burnt caramel and kettle corn. The texture is soft and supple, the 46.3% natural alcohol means this drinks great right from the bottle (you can use a glass if you must) with no need for water / ice. I love how this bottle has depth, if you're looking for it, or pure and simple drinking pleasure if that's more your program.

By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/10/2016 | Send Email
Wow, just stunning. This is my favorite Scotch I've tried in a long time. Long and rich and beautiful, even straight at cask strength. From a closed distillery it is pretty darned rare and a 42 year old at $250 is crazy cheap. They won't last long - get yours now.
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Alcohol Content (%): 46.3