Double Standard (First Batch)
- Islay, Scotland
The Double Standard is an Islay blended malt whisky inspired by the defiance, bravery, and cunning of Scotland’s forgotten illicit distillers.
When caught smuggling whisky, the peatreekers had a choice to make: donate a few bottles to the corrupt excisemen and keep the majority of their contraband, or lose it all.
This whisky is our tribute to those officials who chose to operate the Double Standard. Come read more about the story that inspired it all.
The first 250 bottles of the Double Standard include a handwritten bottle number and signature by the founder, Calum Leslie. Also included is a Double Standard tasting miniature, just in case you don’t want to crack the seal on your Double Standard First Batch bottle.
We’re all out of the first run of the Double Standard, but you can still buy the Double Standard here.
Fresh wood shavings, honeysuckle and dried apricots with dusty leather bound books. Salty peat smoke lingers in the background with hints of tarmac and spices.
Boiled sweets mingle with peat fires and vanilla pods. Then digestive biscuits and milk chocolate. Spicy, smoky and warming with a creamy mouth-feel.
Long with wisps of sweet smoke.
Tasting notes supplied by Blair Bowman, founder of World Whisky Day.