"Starting with hints of peat smoke and honey baked apples on the nose, this scotch presents as medium bodied on the palate. Caramel corn, toasted walnuts, and grilled brioche stand beside subtle smokiness that presents like a fire in the distance before a silky finish." 95 Points, Excellent, Highly Recommended 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Buchanan’s Select 15 Year Old is a 40% abv blend of single malts ‘from the heart of Scotland’, with a ‘rich and complex’ flavor. No grain alcohol is used in the blend.
The expression marks a new direction for Buchanan’s, the 12th-largest Scotch whisky in the world, whose range is comprised of blended Scotch whiskies, including Buchanan’s Deluxe, Master and Special Reserve.
‘Buchanan’s Select is unlike any other marque in our portfolio,’ said Tara King, Buchanan's senior brand manager.
‘The Buchanan’s portfolio has always been comprised of award-winning liquids, and we are proud to introduce another highly regarded whisky to our collection.’
The expression launched in Mexico earlier, and is now being rolled out across key Buchanan’s markets, including the US.
It was created by Diageo master blender Craig Wallace, who was responsible for several Singleton editions, as well as the more experimental Smoky Goat whisky.
He said: ‘Buchanan’s Select offers a combination of only fine single malts with great character and balance at the beginning, and evolves over caramelised notes to end in a persistent finish, marked by notes of toasted oak, initial aromas of caramel, walnut, light notes of apple and ripe pear.’