Alba Whisky

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10 Years Old, 100° Proof

Distilled 2006, Strength 57%

Matured only in first fill barrels, bottled at 57% and without chill-filtered this whisky displays an initial burst of chilli spice and is mouth warming with hints of liquorice and delicate peat.

100° Proof is an archaic term once used by the British Navy sailors; allocated two tots of rum or whisky a day, the sailors grew suspicious that their pay may been watered down (pay cut?) and so, engineered a method to tell them of any meddling by adding a little whisky to their gunpowder, if the mixture still flashed, this proved that their pay was 57% alcohol, or above – if there wasn’t a flash, their pay might have been watered down.