A relatively recent addition to William Grant’s range, House of Hazelwood is a strikingly designed blended whisky.
The blend takes for its inspiration Janet Sheed Roberts, a member of the Grant family, who lived a “rich and vibrant” life, up to the age of 111! During her time in Scotland, she lived in the Hazelwood House, located close to the Glenfiddich distillery and known for its art-deco design. It is this same 1920s style that the company have tried to capture in their bottles.
This whisky is largely made up of spirit from Kininvie and Girvan, both Grant owned distilleries, alongside spirit from the Roberts family private collection. Each of the whiskies used in this blend has been aged for a minimum of 18 years.
The 18 year old has a Speyside-style character, with lots of vanilla sweetness, rich creamy toffee, slight red berry and apple, and sharp cereal notes. The whisky was matured in Portuguese oak tuns, producing a softer oak note than many whiskies of its age.
A lovely looking and tasting whisky.