Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve

Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve

(0.75l, 40%)


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A rich, Sherried blend from one of the world’s premier Scotch producers.

Buchanan’s is one of the most famous names in Scotch Whisky. James Buchanan founded James Buchanan & Co. in 1884 and immediately set about to assemble Scottish spirits and craft his first blends. He hit a spot of luck the year after, winning the contract to supply the House of Commons — the British Parliament — as the official supplier of Whisky. Well, politicians are people too, just like everybody else in the world, politicians like to drink too. His business took off from there. Today, Buchanan’s is a division of industry giant Diageo, and produces a wide variety of blends that are recognized as icons of Scotch world-wide, and are some of the most popular brands in South America.

Buchanan's 18YO Special Reserve sits at the top of Buchanan’s core line up. It is a blend of grain and Single Malts that are married and then aged exclusively in ex-Sherry casks for a full eighteen years. If you have not yet tasted this fine dram, perhaps the best way to imagine it is as a cross between Johnnie Walker Green and The Macallan 12. The flavors are rich — almost decadent really — and bold from the first sip.

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James Buchanan was also in the horse business — trading horses raised in Central and South America extensively. He used his contacts to start marketing his Whiskies there, where they quickly became very popular. Those regions remain major markets for Buchanan’s to this very day. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland (blended)
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Buchanan’s
  • Age
    18 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Ex-sherry casks exclusively

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dark chocolate
tobacco
apple
clove
vanilla cream
fruit
grain
honey
slightly sweet
What does Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve taste like?

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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm mahogany. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orchard fruits, dark chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Rich with baked apple, croissants, vanilla cream, pipe tobacco, and a dash of clove.

Finish
Medium, smooth and warm.

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Ratings & Reviews
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Very easy to sip
 
Brian
Brian,
Very tasty whisky after you figure out how to pour it out of the bottle! LOL!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very pleasing to the palette. Starts slightly sweet but finishes nicely. One of the best whisky’s I have ever had.
 
Jernique
Jernique,
Great tasting scotch. Sweet and vanilla notes at the beginning and spicy, tabasco notes at the end. Very good sipper. Drink neat at first then and an ice cube on the second. Very smooth in bothering cases but you just open up your palate with cube.
 
Tom
Tom,
extremely smooth & easy to drink. mildly sweet with honey and vanilla notes giving way to tobacco, spice & pepper
 
Bob
Bob,
Love this scotch, was purchased based on the tasting notes in the newsletter. As a tequilaphile, this is right up there in the upper tier of liquids one should have on hand! The lamb spleen eschebesche notes complete the fine balance on this scotch.
 
Scott
Scott,
Really great flavor. Love the tobacco & spicier taste mixed with the slight sweetness that dominates the nose.
 
Roger
Roger,
Great flavor, not what I expected when bought but still good anyway.
 
Isael
Isael,
Loved this
 
Carlos
Carlos,
Love it it has some sweat but specialty
 
Wes
Wes,
Great scotch for a beginner!
 
guest
guest,
Great flavor
 
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