John & William Hardie began their quest to create the perfect Scotch Blended Whiskey over 150 years ago. In 1888, using only the finest and rarest malts, they managed to create what was considered superior to all other blends: THE ANTIQUARY. The name is taken from the famous Gothic novel written by Sir Walter Scott, full of family secrets, stories of hidden treasures and hopeless love. Today, the story continues with the range of premium blended whiskeys, which is, quite simply, another level.
The nose is light and well-balanced. There are notes of malted barley and honey, a touch of spice and fresh fruit salad. The palate is of medium-body with notes of calvados and barley, a touch of honey and mixed peels and notes of oak. The finish is quite long with oak and caramel.