John & William Hardie began their quest to create the perfect blended Scotch whisky more than 150 years ago. In 1888, using only the finest and rarest malts, they succeeded in creating what was considered to be superior to all other blends; The Antiquary. The name is taken from the famous Gothic novel written by Sir Walter Scott, redolent with family secrets, stories of hidden treasure and hopeless love. Today, the story continues with their range of premium Blended Scotch Whisky which is, quite simply, a cut above.
Crafted using Scotland’s most treasured malt and grain whiskies, all of which have been matured for over twelve years, The Antiquary 12 Year Old is light and delicate with a smooth, lingering finish.
The aromas are peaty, earthy and solid, while in direct contrast displaying delicate fresh lemony lime characters. Nicely rounded and malty. The flavours come across as mellow yet feisty, predominately malty, citrus flavours come through well with a gentle peaty touch. The finish is soft with a spicy tingle.