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Staff Pick

Dun Bheagan 8 Yr. Lowland Scotch

Item # 26688 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52/ Case of 12
Country
Region
ABV
43.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

Honey and toasted cereal notes on the nose that are common with lowland whiskies. The palate has some caramel, vanilla, a light nuttiness, and a long, grassy finish that is also typical to lowland whiskies. Very direct and well-balanced. A pleasing dram through and through.


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Staff Pick Notes

Getting to know Scotch? Well, it wants to get to know you, too. The Dun Bheagan independent bottlings are a great place to start, especially for those who want to wrap their heads around the various regions of Scotch whisky. They're not all smoky and do not all smell like a fireplace, either... this is where the Dun Bheagan 8-Year Lowland comes into play. In fact, it is the diametric opposite; light, floral, salty, and savory with a hint of citrus. This is a friendly bottle which will also lend itself to Scotch cocktails or play nicely with a beer chaser. Check out all the Dun Bheagan regional expressions... great value and character all-around.

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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