Pure Scot Virgin Oak 43 Blended Scotch Whisky

Distilled, matured, and bottled by Bladnoch Distillery.

Age: A nine-year-old Lowland single malt, distilled by Bladnoch, blended with malt and grain whiskies from Scotland’s several whisky regions. This is the same blend used in Pure Scot original, but then finished in virgin American oak casks and bottled at a slightly higher ABV than the original’s 40%.

ABV: 43%

Appearance: Medium amber; oily consistency; very long legs.

Nose: Mild, very gentle, exceptional for the category.

Flavor: From a pleasantly round mouth rise notes of charcoal, musk, tobacco, and cedar.

Finish: Medium duration, with an intense bloom of butterscotch at the tail end.

Conclusions: A solid, mid-priced mixer with enough character to merit occasional sipping and savoring.

Cocktail Recommendation: Rusty Nail

Philip Dobard
Philip Dobard

Philip Dobard is Vice President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) and plays an integral role in all its programs. He serves as Director of The Museum of the American Cocktail and President of Pacific Food & Beverage, NatFAB’s Los Angeles-based West Coast operations. He leads Nitty Grits Media and produces NatFAB's Pacific Taste, The Thoughtful Feast, and Touring the Cocktail events. Under the Nitty Grits Media banner, he’s executive producing several web series, among them Drinking Heads, Eating Heads, Touring the Cocktail, and World Eats. Philip produced the series Deadtime Stories for Nickelodeon, and his film Grave Secrets enjoyed its world premiere at the San Diego Film Festival. He served as General Director of Opera Columbus and Professor of Arts Policy and Administration at The Ohio State University. At the University of New Orleans, Philip directed the Graduate Program in Arts Administration and conducted research sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Pew Charitable Trusts. He completed graduate studies at UCLA, is an advisor to the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, contributes to several publications, among them Bonfort's Wine and Spirits Journal, Drink Me Magazine, Nitty Grits, and The Tasting Panel Magazine, and regularly serves as a judge at cocktail, spirits, and cooking competitions.

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