Buchanan's 18 Year Old Special Reserve
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Buchanan's
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-sherry casks exclusively
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • dark chocolate
  • tobacco
  • clove
  • apple
  • vanilla cream
  • fruit
  • grain
  • honey
  • slightly sweet

Buchanan's

18 Year Old Special Reserve (0.75l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $84.99

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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. 

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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Buchanan's
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-sherry casks exclusively
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

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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  • dark chocolate
  • tobacco
  • clove
  • apple
  • vanilla cream
  • fruit
  • grain
  • honey
  • slightly sweet
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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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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).
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are 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, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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).
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are 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, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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