THE HIVE AGED 12 YEARS
THE HIVE AGED 12 YEARS
70CL | 46% abv.
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
A blended malt from distilleries across Scotland with a signature sweet Speyside note. A subtle yet complex blend creates the luscious honeyed notes that the whisky is named after. This is a sweet and floral whisky which is a popular favourite with both new and more experienced whisky drinkers.
Rich and luscious, with heather-honey and dried fruits marinated in orange liqueur. Warm woodiness and orchard fruitiness develop.
Honey glazed spiced apples. Dessert spices intensify with water, then sweeter notes are revealed , creamy with orange infused honeycomb coated in chocolate.
Rounded spice gently mellows into waxy smooth finish.
Cheese: A soft and fresh Goats cheese such as Crottin de Chavignol.
Meat: Honey and clove roast ham works perfectly when paired The Hive. The whisky refreshes the palate from the saltiness of the meat, whilst maintaining the honey flavours.
Dessert: A creamy Vanilla Panna Cotta or the richer caramlised sugar flavours from a Crème Brûlée work well against The Hive’s medium sweetness.
Beer: Innis and Gun Original. Both The Hive and Innis and Gunn Original impart sweet honey, vanilla and malty characteristics making an intense and indulgent pairing although the orange notes in the whisky and citrus notes from the hops in the beer should stop it from being to cloying.
To create our blended malt Scotch Whiskies our blending team work to a secret recipe of Base, Support and Signature malts to craft each bottling
The base of the blend is made from non-peated malt whiskies predominantly matured in refill bourbon casks to allow the light and delicate spirits to shine through. These whiskies are:
• Malt whiskies from the Lowlands that provides citrus and grassy notes.
• Malt whiskies from the Highlands that provides deeper malt notes and mild spice.
These malts are charcterful and poweful malts used sparingly to aid direct provding some back bone (or support) to the base of the blend. For The Hive we have used:
• Malt whiskies from Speyside that provide mellow fruit led flavours.
We have chosen malt whiskies from Speyside that are slowly fermented and utilises long distillation times with early cut points to produce light, ester rich spirit that once matured develops into a intensely fruity and floral style.
Citric Lowland and malty, sweet Highland whisky make the bulk of the blend with a support of mellow Speyside to craft the core. Signature Speyside malts are added with the aim of the blender being to create honey rich aroma and flavour.
WEMYSS VINTAGE MALTS LTD. works with its sister company KINGSBARNS COMPANY OF DISTILLERS LTD. to manage online shop orders.
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