Day 3 - Syndicate 58/6, 12 Years Old (Douglas Laing)

Happy Monday!

Three is the magic number, and our third dram is my sort of magic (the sweet sherry whisky sort!)

First off, if you don't know what 25 Days of Drams is, then catch up with our introduction and drop in on any days you've missed here.

In particular, I'd love you to fill out our survey and let us now what you want to see in a whisky advent calendar, so we can make it happen next year.

Back to Day 3!

Today's dram features in our "A Very Sherry Whiskymas" Christmas box, and a full bottle is stonking value at just £30.

It's the Syndicate 58/6, 12 Year Old blend by independent bottler Douglas Laing.

Much like yesterday's blended grain, this blend also has a fantastic origin story:

Recap: For each day of the 25 (we're Christmas day drammers here at the Dram Team), I'm going to give a few brief reasons I think each dram is worth your time and attention - which are the same reasons I picked each one to be in our boxes in the first place. And, we're giving away the full set of drams:

Reasons why Chris recommends the Syndicate 58/6, 12 year old blend by Douglas Laing:

Reason 1 - A cool origin story! In 1958, a rare blend of malt and grain Scotches, based on a recipe from the 1800s, was found in a warehouse owned by William Muir Bond 9 Limited. When it reached 12 years old, a quantity was bottled for the 6 directors of the company, and thus the Syndicate 58/6 blend was born.

Reason 2 The casks this whisky is matured in operate on a solera system, with new 12 year old spirit being "re-blended" into casks with older blended whisky in, and bottling stock being drawn from these same casks. This means that some of the original whisky from 1958 is still present in the blend. Yes...that's correct...there is a teensy small fraction of 60 year old whisky in this £30 blend. Just wow.

Reason 3 - It is great value, and possibly the best sherried whisky going at this price point.