Awards for Syndicate 58/6 12 YO
Syndicate 58/6 12 YO Details
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Whisky or Whiskey
What's in a name? Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Syndicate 58/6 12 YO Bottling Note
Syndicate 58/6 could very easily be the name of an action thriller with a star-studded cast, but in reality it's a fantastic 12 year old blended Scotch whisky with quite a story behind it.
All the way back in 1958, a rare blend of Scotch malt and grain whiskies was found in 10 casks in a warehouse owned by William Muir Bond 9 Limited. Having been distilled in 1954 and made to a recipe that dates back to the 1800s which was enjoyed by royalty, it's safe to say it was quite a good find indeed.
In 1966, when the whisky was 12 years old, a quantity was bottled for the Directors of William Muir Bond 9 Limited and a close group of friends. A total of 6 accountants and lawyers made it possible, forming Syndicate 58/6.
The Syndicate 58/6 whisky contains 18 single malts and 4 single grains which go through a 'Solera' system and are then finished for a year in hand selected Oloroso sherry butts. The signature of Richard Paterson, the master blender behind this whisky, adorns every bottle.
Shame its gone!
Very smooth with most of the taste and bouquet developing after it leaves the mouth. Would have tagged it as a future buy, but its no more!
28th February 2014