Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
84/100 – Whisky Bible 2006
I’ve been wanting a miniature of Something Special for a while, purely because of the interesting bottle shape (inspired by a Scottish diamond cutter). The name is also a nice marketing trick because you’re expecting it to be ‘special’ before you’ve even tasted it! Sadly this blend is rarely seen in the UK these days but is the No.3 blended Scotch in South America, being very popular in Venezuela and Colombia.
Apparently there’s plenty of Longmorn whisky to be found in this blend, so I’ll look out for that in the tasting. Also, in 1972 Glenlivet and Glen Grant distilleries amalgamated into the blending portfolio of Hill, Thomson and Co. Ltd, which included Longmorn and they produced blends such as ‘Something Special’ and ‘Queen Anne’. I’ll be expecting a strong Speyside influence in the taste.