The Feathery is a blended malt which has been entirely matured in first class sherry wood which makes it slightly sweeter, fuller and more rounded than standard malts. Aged 8-10 years and blended from 3 single malts: Tamdhu, Glengoyne and Glendronach.
The Feathery is the first expression of a range we are developing celebrating original Scottish craftsmanship. The Feathery is the original golf ball painstakingly hand crafted with feathers, tar and bird skin to make a perfectly rounded ball which was more streamlined and effective. The only downside is that it was also very expensive given the number of hours that went into one ball, when playing a game with a feathery the golfers would position two “spotters” who would ensure that the ball was never lost on the course.
Warm, rich oak, and deliciously sweet sherry flavored sultanas, orange segments, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits with a long and satisfying finish with spiced orange and chocolate with a hint of butterscotch.
Score: 93 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Kara Newman
Made from a blend of rare and old Highland malts, this tawny Scotch is earthy and complex. The aroma mixes baked apple, subtle smoke and toffee richness. The palate is relatively restrained, starting with unsweetened chocolate and campfire smoke that evolves into a smoky-spiced midpalate tinged with espresso. It finishes long, with subtle, earthy funk reminiscent of aged cheeses. The name refers to a predecessor of the golf ball, a leather hide stuffed with chicken feathers.
Score: 93 PointsUltimate Spirits Challenge 2015 Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
"Fruit aromas are of muddled berries and stone fruit. Fresh on the palate with lightly fruity flavors of peaches balanced with rich nutmeg and barley. The finish is marked by subtle caramel and light roasted coffee beans."
Score: 92 PointsThe Whisky Advocate Author: Unlisted
"Chocolate-covered raisins scoffed on a heathery moor, leather riding tack, intense plain chocolate, malt loaf, mixed nuts, Medjool dates, and traces of wood ash. A gorgeous, unctuous mouthfeel with flavors spun around bright sparks of orange, dark toffee, and rich maltiness, melding to black cherry, stewed fruits, licorice, and charred oak. Named for the leather golf balls packed with goose feathers used in the early 19th century. Sink one for a birdie. From the bottlers of Sheep Dip."
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