Garnheath 1974 47 Year old XOP
This frankly beyond rare Single Grain Scotch is something to behold. On the nose it is resplendent with sweet fermented Barley notes and sweet oak. The palate has a fantastic rich oak taste with a very present smooth barley taste that is complimented with a fermented honey note. The finish has a huge amount of almonds and walnuts.
This is liquid history as the distillery was only operating for 22 years. Originally built in 1964 by Philadelphia-based Publicker Industries. The distillery reached the pinnacle of its rather short lifespan in 1980 when an award-winning by-products recovery plant was opened by George Younger, Secretary of State for Scotland, though by then the business was already beginning to unravel. The site was sadly closed on 1986 for good.