Prestonfield House Deluxe Scotch Whisky (1980’s)
The Prestonfield House Deluxe Scotch Whisky is almost certainly a Bowmore from the 1970’s. It was bottled for the Prestonfield House of Edinburgh, a hotel that once counted Andrew Symington as one of its employees, now the owner of Signatory Vintage and Edradour distillery.
According to Harry’s Guide, when he worked at Prestonfield House, Symington organized some private bottlings for this hotel. This was the beginning of Andrew Symingtons relationship to whisky. Apparently the Symingtons got the right to the name ‘The Prestonfield’.
Prestonfield House Deluxe Scotch Whisky (43%, Morrison Bowmore Distillers, 1980’s)
Nose: Very light and malty. Plenty of fruitiness with green apples, pineapple and peaches. A bit chalky and maybe a hint of smoke. Pleasant.
Taste: Ginger and pink grapefruit at center stage, with a trace of peat in the background. Mint-y. And really, that’s about it. I like it, but it is one-dimensional.
Finish: A fruity finale with just the tiniest amount of peat.
I feel like there could be a lot here, as the flavour profile is something I quite like, it just doesn’t quite deliver. Still good though. And for sale over here, if you feel like spending 200 pounds on this.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.