Logan 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
I've been working my way through a number of Blends recently, not quite part of the Back to Basics campaign but it certainly is a way of getting more perspective as some of these blends are truly delicious.
My colleague Ben K tasted a blend in a pub in Leith around a year ago, it was Logan Deluxe 12 year old and he loved it and he has been hunting down bottles since. Recently he managed to get this bottle of Logan 12 year old, which we wondered how close to the Deluxe it was so we asked Alia from the Daigeo Archive for more information.
She managed to get us some really interesting information. This specific ottle dates to around 2004 and as it doesn't say "deluxe" was likely for the UK market. It appears Deluxe was used on bottles for export but not on those for the UK market.
Logan Deluxe 12 YO was substituted in 2014 for the NAD Logan Heritage Blend, which is now only available in Portugal, Brazil and Angola.
Some History of the blend ... "The original name was Logan’s Perfection, and it was created by Peter Mackie around 1903. It was also called Logan King’s Special and the whiskies used in the blend averaged 18 years.
A variant called Logan’s Superb was introduced around 1908 and early labels featured and image of Peter Mackie’s uncle, James Logan Mackie.
When Logan was reintroduced after prohibition it was named Laird O’Logan, and this name was simultaneously used along with Logan De Luxe into the later decades of the 20th century."
I was really impressed with this Blend, lots of tasty fruity flavours and a hint of smoke, it feels like a much older more traditional blend but still very easy drinking. If you can find one of these it's definitely worth picking up and trying.
Thanks to Ben K for sharing his bottle.
Fruity and delicate with a hint of malt loaf and hay bales, definite grain powdered sugar notes and a whisp of something smoky
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