I’ll be honest with you, the reason why I tried this whisky was because of the name. I saw it in the Scotch whisky list and since I had never heard about it, I wanted to see what it was all about.
Usquaebach was first established in 1877 and today the brand is owned by Cobalt Brands. The name is pronounced “oos-ke-bah” and it essentially translates to “water of life”. Aside from the name, another unique thing about this whisky is that it comes in a flagon, which to me is a conversation starter and something neat to look at.
It is a highlands blended whisky and it incorporates 41 single malts that are aged up to 20 year. A bottle will cost you at about $125, so it’s on the expensive side.
Nose: it’s very aromatic with notes of oak, vanilla and ginger
Taste: vanilla, spices, pepper and lemon
Finish: it’s a light and smooth finish
I was very impressed with this blended whisky on taste but not the cost. The taste lends itself to a younger whisky, which is why I think it’s a bit pricey. However, what you get out of it is a quality product that is tasty and complex. It is also smooth and goes down very easily but what I think I appreciate the most is the lightness in taste. Although I really did enjoy this product and would definitely drink again, it’s not a whisky I would purchase only because of the high cost. I do recommend trying however.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.