House of Hazelwood is inspired by Janet Sheed Roberts (1901-2012), a Grant family member, and her “rich and vibrant” life. She lived in Hazelwood House, an art-deco property close The Glenfiddich distillery, with the brand created to evoke the 1920s, both a “heyday” for Scotch drinking, and the wider worlds of theater, fashion and design. Three expressions are available in the line : an 18-year-old, inspired by Paris in the 1920s; a 21-year-old, drawing on references from Mumbai; and a 25-year-old, with Shanghai a central theme. All three whiskies feature Girvan and Kininvie prominently – both distilleries “close to the heart” of Roberts’ – as well as liquid from the family’s private collection. So, essentially this is a higher-end Blended whisky. Interesting. The 18 year old which is the most affordable costs about 50 quid for a 0.5 Liter bottle. Whisky wise, the 18 yo expression of wand Girvan spirits , married in Portuguese oak tuns before being bottled. Interesting. The bottle looks lovely, now let’s have a look inside shall we?
Cheers for the sample Phil!