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.
Matured in specially selected oak casks for over twenty one years, The Antiquary 21 Year Old is a smooth blend of rare distinction, containing only the best Scottish malt and grain whiskies.
Its aromas are fresh and invigorating, very malty sweet – treacle toffee with hints of bitter orange and lemon. The palate is full and smooth with a warming syrupy sweetness, burst of malty flavours. Very long satisfying heather honeyed aftertaste. It has a dry oak spice finish.