The Whisky Exchange has released an exclusive, extra special whisky for April Fool’s Day. And like the best jokes, it may look simple upon first glance, but there’s a lot going on underneath!
As part of the mystery, the label of the bottle has been printed with an ink sensitive to UV light, hiding details until a torch, included with every purchase, reveals the hidden text.
A visible statement declares ‘Extremely young, I wish I were older’ but on shining the UV light on the label the whisky is revelaed as really being 30 years old!
o 51.7% ABV
o Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
o 30 years old
o Priced at £150
o Just 869 bottles are available to buy!
o Matured in first-fill Bourbon casks
Tasting notes from Billy Abbott, Brand Ambassador at The Whisky Exchange:
Nose: A complex cake to start: layered lemon drizzle and victoria sponge, filled with butter cream. Notes of gummi bear and mint imperial float in around the sides, accompanied by growing pineapple and pear. Spicy notes of black pepper and nutmeg build through the middle, leading to sweet, butterscotch-and-orange-studded sugar cookies.
Palate: The lemons are back and lead the way – lemon drizzle cake topped with candied lemon slices. The gummi bears sit alongside the citrus, joined by spiced spongecake and white chocolate. Sweet cream and milk bottle sweets follow, with slowly developing mint fondant. The leafy and spicy notes round things out, with hint of aniseed and a handful of herbal lozenges.
Finish: Sweet and buttery to start, with aniseed and nutmeg building before fading to leave vanilla butter cookies and a hint of mint cream.
Comment: Don’t let the date fool you – this whisky is not only real, but it shows its true colours in the glass.