It’s been a while since our last whisky review, so it is only right to expand the spirit collection a little further. This time I want to present a rare finding – Scottish Leader in the marvelous ceramic decanter. This Scotch was a great match for our Covid cocktail we did not so long ago, but how does it taste on its own? Well, continue with our Scottish Leader 25 years old review and find out.
About Scottish Leader Brand
Scottish Leader Brand is relatively young, although their blends are selling in almost 50 countries worldwide. The company was established in 1976 and still has the same motto – blend it with knowledge. That applies to their extended blending team, focusing on the importance of the right, most harmonious ingredients. With this in mind, the source whiskies for the Scottish Leader blend arrive chiefly from Tobermory Distillery, established in 1798.
About Scottish Leader 25 Years Old
Ian MacMillan blended Scottish Leader 25 Years Old with one goal – present the best of a Scotch blend to the far east. Needless to say that he nailed the task spot on. This blend apparently includes around 40 whiskies and is rounded at 40% Vol alcohol. To present this Scottish excellence, they chose a 0,7L ceramic decanter crowned with wildlife.
Scottish Leader 25 Years Old Tasting Notes
This Scotch has a coppery gold color and comes to the nose with its strong nutty, toffee scent and is indeed full-bodied. On the second go, I got the floral hints and well-rounded oak finish. Speaking of the palate, it is well balanced, rich, and spicey. Hazelnut taste is completed with sweet oaky touch, making it an amazingly well-rounded Scotch. I did expect a bit longer aftertaste, though. Despite that, it is a lovely spirit.
Scottish Leader 25 Years Old Review Card
- PACKAGING – BOTTLE – 9.3/109.3/10
- ON THE NOSE – 9.2/109.2/10
- ON THE PALATE– 8.6/108.6/10
- FINISH – 8.4/108.4/10
- VALUE – 9.6/109.6/10
Scottish Leader 25 Years Old is a prime example of a Scotch blend, and I bet it opens nostalgic feelings to many whisky enthusiasts. Also, the ceramic bottle is giving away some sentimental vibes as well. Speaking of design, I love the wildlife theme. How more pure Scottish can it gets, right? Sure, some clan pattern is missing, I guess. This bottle is rare to find, but if you have a chance to get your mittens on it, go for it. The price ended under 100 USD on some auctions, which is a bargain for an asset like this.