Crabbie 8 Year Old, 46%Crabbie
John Crabbie & Co. have a long history of both distilling and blending Scotch whiskies, being key exporters from their hometown of Leith since the 1830s.
After a quieter period of four decades, the independent bottler was revived in 2018 with the release of a small parcel of excellent single malts.
This 8 year old bottling from a mystery distillery is fantastic quality at this price, with easy-drinking yet complex notes of waxy apples, honeyed malt and fruity oatcakes.
It retains its full bodied character from remaining non chill filtered, and is bottled at an ideal 46%.