Gerston Archivist 46% gift tin, smoky Highland style

Gerston Archivist 46% gift tin, smoky Highland style

Gerston Archivist 46% gift tin, smoky Highland style

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Notes of sultanas, all spice and malt loaf. 93 Rating Whisky Cask. Silver Medal WSWA, Las Vegas. Silver Medal ISW Germany.

A marriage of 100% extra mature Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, no added colour, not chill filtered. A modern interpretation of the legendary Gerston One Distillery.

Charles MacLean’s Tasting Notes

Appearance: Full gold. 

Aroma: Light malt loaf to start, with sultanas and a trace of allspice. After a while a very slight steamy/smoky note, and hints of hard toffee. The smoky/maritime note increases over time, but becomes dirty (exhaust fumes) when water is added. 

Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste with smoke in the finish and a mineral twist. Water softens the texture; less sweet but still smoky, and a lingering smokiness in the aftertaste. The flavour profile is just what you would expect from a 19th Century distillery.

The story of Gerston whisky is a tale of two distilleries, known as Gerston One and Gerston Two. Gerston One was a family-owned farm- house scale distillery, with a typically small output, making high quality spirit that was in demand both at home and further afield. Gerston Two had four tall stills that were centrally fired by a steam boiler placed at one end of the still house. It had external worms for cooling vapour and the new spirit passed to the receivers again by gravitation.

Whisky was supplied in cask to merchants, private individuals and to local landowners, including Lord Thurso of Thurso Castle. It was most likely the aforementioned Thurso who introduced Gerston Whisky to prominent politicians of the day – including Sir Robert Peel, who was Prime Minister from 1841 to 1846. Other notable consumers of Gerston were the Duke of Wellington, the Bank of England, the Army and Navy Club in London and the Archbishop of York. The cash book also lists customers in Buenos Aries, Calcutta and Madras.

Gerston Two elected not to use peat for kilning barley or for firing the stills, they shipped in coal from the mine located at Brora just down the coast. The much larger stills at Gerston Two produced an entirely different type of spirit – softer and lighter when compared with Swanson’s whisky. The decision not to use local raw materials had consequences for the distillery. Local people bristled against a London based business that was not seen to be supporting the community. This ultimately contributed to the closure of the distillery in 1914.

700ml | ABV 46%

Presented in a deluxe gift canister

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Description
Awards and ratings Silver Medal WSWA, Las Vegas. Silver Medal ISW Germany, 93 Rating Whisky Cask.
Description Gerston Distillery was a family-owned farm-house scale distillery, with a typically small output, making high quality spirit that was in demand both at home and further afield. Whisky was supplied in cask to merchants, private individuals and to local landowners, including Lord Thurso of Thurso Castle. It was most likely the aforementioned Thurso who introduced Gerston Whisky to prominent politicians of the day – including Sir Robert Peel, who was Prime Minister from 1841 to 1846. Other notable consumers of Gerston were the Duke of Wellington, the Bank of England, the Army and Navy Club in London and the Archbishop of York.
Origin Styled on the original Highland distillery in Halkirk, Caithness
Volume, ABV 700ml, 46% ABV
Comment Presented in a deluxe gift canister
Description of Taste
Tasting note Charles MacLean’s Tasting Notes Appearance: Full gold. Aroma: Light malt loaf to start, with sultanas and a trace of allspice. After a while a very slight steamy/smoky note, and hints of hard toffee. The smoky/maritime note increases over time, but becomes dirty (exhaust fumes) when water is added. Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste with smoke in the finish and a mineral twist. Water softens the texture; less sweet but still smoky, and a lingering smokiness in the aftertaste. The flavour profile is just what you would expect from a 19th Century distillery.
Anon 28/03/2018

Smooth and gently sweet with mineral notes, grain, and a hint of barrel smoke

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