Bank Note 5 Year Old Peated Reserve
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery A. D. Rattray
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • dark chocolate
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • nutty
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • jam
  • ginger

Bank Note

5 Year Old Peated Reserve (0.75l, 43%)
Price $24.99

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Of Swords, paper, and Whisky.

James Sword & Son Ltd. goes way back to 1810, when the Glasgow company first ventured into the Whisky business. Specializing in aging, blending, and bottling, they once owned one of the largest cellars in town right by the River Clyde. It must have been a thing to behold, filled to the brim with bottles ready to be loaded onto ships and sent into the hands of Whisky lovers across the globe. The Bank Note brand came to be during the rise of blended Whisky in the 19th century, when James Sword figured he'd put his giant treasure trove of malt & grain hooch to good use.

Fast forward a good century and a half later and the Bank Note brand is alive and kicking again. This time in partnership with Pacific Edge, under the watchful eye of the descendants of the Walkers and Morrisons, two proper Whisky families. It's nice to see a juice with a pedigree in good, capable hands. It's even nicer to see it in your own, especially with a serious blend like this one ― it has some of that smoky Islay goodness, as well as a touch of Speyside sweetness, some Lowland Grain, and Highland Malt. The 5+ years spent in American oak made sure it's well rested and raring to go. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery A. D. Rattray
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
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Nose / Aroma / Smell
It's a delicately balanced profile of smoke, fruit, and spice. The Islay smoke shines over vanilla, toffee, jam, and ginger notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The complex palate leads with smoky notes that give way to fruity apple and dark chocolate. A nice and spicy peppery kick balances it all perfectly.

Finish
Finishes long with the smoky notes joined by a nice nuttiness and spice, with just the right amount of heat. 
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  • dark chocolate
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • nutty
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • jam
  • ginger
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Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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