Having inherited my great-grandfather’s cellar book, I began recreating The Tweeddale Blend, using his original recipe of eight single malts and one single grain, based on 50% malt and 50% grain.
The Tweeddale was reborn and my first batch of The Tweeddale went on sale in May 2010. The current range consists of small batch, blended and grain whiskies thoughtfully crafted for sharing and merriment.
Grain of Truth proves that when well made, grain whisky can be every bit as good as malt whisky.
Made from an uncommon composition of 50% wheat and 50% malted barley, the whisky is matured in bourbon barrels and finished for nine months in fine Oloroso sherry hogsheads.
Rich and warming honey, peach and orange notes. Touch of dark chocolate and cognac.
Orange, milk and dark chocolate. Balanced Oloroso notes.
Dry and spicy.
Italian style antipasti (meats, creamy cheese, olives) as the fruit and sweetness of the sherry and drying note of the wheat work well with rich flavours, or the savoury olive flavour.
With a chocolate brownie or double chocolate cookie. The oloroso sherry richness makes it a decadently rich pairing.
Grain of Truth challenges current Scotch Whisky convention. Our aspiration is to prove the truth is out single grain can be every bit as good as a single malt.
In fact we believe our Peated Edition of Grain of Truth is the world’s first ever release of a peated Single Grain Scotch Whisky. An uncommon composition of 50% peated malted barley and 50% wheat matured in bourbon barrels creating a rich and complex peated grain whisky.
The Tweeddale Grain of Truth – Peated Edition, a Highland Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 50% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered.Buy
Apple and grassy notes, mixed in with a light smoky earthy note. Hints of lemon and lime with a sweet smoke. With a second nose, sweet and creamy icing sugar and a spicy oaky note.
Sweet and smoke. BBQ notes, fruity notes, chocolate and caramel. More berries and chocolate as it develops. The smoke and chocolate on the mid palate is lovely and rich.
A drying, slightly charred finish.
Pairs well with a cheese board, as the smoke and sweetness will work with creamy or harder cheese. Can also be enjoyed on it’s own, or in a rusty nail cocktail.
The Tweeddale: The Evolution is our latest and oldest Tweeddale to date, a luxury blend of classic Speyside single malts and a quality Lowland single grain, with the youngest component whisky being 28 years old.
The Evolution is among the very few luxury blends aged over 25 years on the market. It is what we believe Richard Day would have created, a full bodied traditional blend incorporating the elegance and fruity sherry notes of classic Speyside malts.
Juicy Blackcurrant, creamy waxy notes, cherries and plums. A lemon icing note. On a second nosing, freshly baked pastries, and a hint of honey.
Big, full, juicy front palate. Christmas cake notes, blackcurrant and pear (almost glühwein-like fruity, sweetness) and a dash of orange zest.
Slight hint of American oak sharpening and structuring the finish. Touch of milk chocolate too.
Chocolate desserts, creamy or blue cheese, or just after dinner in front of the fire.
The Tweeddale: A Silent Character is taken from two ex-Bourbon casks filled in 1989 at Cambus Distillery, silent since 1993. Cambus featured frequently in Richard Day’s cellar book, and was widely regarded as one of the best grain whiskies for blends.
Cambus played a significant role in the development of the Scottish whisky industry, and its casks remain highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. Elegantly poised with a natural sweetness, Cambus is a hidden gem waiting to be rediscovered.
Fresh oaky, with peach pastries, lemon and lime, followed by a honey, toffee. A sweet and rich nose.
Hints of pear, mixed in with a spicy cognac.
Slight grassy and a mineral structure.
From 2010 to 2014, I made five batches of The Tweeddale Blend using my great-grandfather’s original recipe, drawing from eight single malts from the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside and Islay, and one single grain from the Lowlands, based on 50% malt and 50% grain.
Limited release, 46% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered.
Released 2010 – Aged 10 Years
Released 2011 – Aged 12 Years
Released 2012 – Aged 12 Years
Released 2013 – Aged 14 Years
Released 2014 – Aged 14 Years
Combining four Islay, Highland and Speyside single malts from The Tweeddale Blend that I made from 2010 to 2014, The Last Centennial is a heavily peated blended malt that celebrates one hundred years since the last entry in my great-grandfather’s cellar book in 1916.
Limited release of 204 bottles, 52.1% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered.