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%
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  • dark chocolate
  • tobacco
  • clove
  • apple
  • vanilla cream
  • fruit
  • grain
  • honey
  • slightly sweet

Buchanan's

18 Year Old Special Reserve (0.75l, 40%)
Price $72.99

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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. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Buchanan's
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-sherry casks exclusively
  • Alcohol 40%
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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Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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