Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers Release Two Aged Expressions

By Allyson Nichols / October 10, 2021

Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers recently expanded their Old Perth range to include two new aged expressions – Old Perth Vintage 1996 and Old Perth 12 Year Old. The expansion is the first in a series of limited releases.

Old Perth is an old time range of Blended Malt Scotch Whisky which has had its tradition restored by blending in Perth and exclusively using sherry matured malt from a selection of what’s described as Scotland’s finest distilleries, located in the Glenlivet region of Speyside. It was a lost blend that was originally created by Peter Thomson, who began his career in the grocery, wine and spirits business in Perth in 1908, but soon established his own whisky blends.

“We are proud that our Old Perth range of quality blended malt whisky has restored the tradition of blending in Perthshire, once synonymous with so many great whiskies,” Sales Director of Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers Niel Hendriksz said in a prepared statement. “Our new 12 Year Old and Vintage Old Perth releases provide a new experience for whisky fans, showcasing the added depth and complexity that can be achieved when great single malts are blended to create something even more special.”

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Old Perth Vintage 1996 and Old Perth 12 Year Old (image via Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers)

Both bottlings are available now through select retailers in the UK, with Old Perth Vintage 1996 retailing for £180 ($243.84 USD) and Old Perth 12 Year Old for £45 ($60.96 USD). Official tasting notes can be found below.

Old Perth Vintage 1996 (55.8% ABV)

  • Nose: Dried fruits, soft spices and a hint of tobacco
  • Palate: Mouth-coatingly rich yet balanced, with layers of stewed fruits and smoke
  • Finish: Dark fruits lingering on the palate with a gentle smoky undertone
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Old Perth 12 Year Old (46% ABV)

  • Nose: Sherry-sweet stewed fruits and soft spices
  • Palate: Rich and complex with spicy orange marmalade and ginger
  • Finish: Layers of rich, warm fruits and lingering spices