Blended at Birth
Blended at Birth

Blended at Birth

1965 Blended Scotch Whisky

47% ABV

70CL | 47% ABV

Distilled in 1965 and married as new make spirit this unusual combination of malt and grain whisky has spent the following 56 years maturing in American oak where it has taken on rich, decadent notes of marzipan and fruitcake. This rare release is packaged in a hand engraved, individually-numbered decanter with ash display box featuring gold leaf inlay.

£4,500 GBP

70CL

Estimated Shipping within 3-5 business days.
Enjoy complimentary shipping and returns.

Request Callback
  • “Long ageing has wrought an alchemical transformation in this 1965 blend – exotic notes of apricot, mango and passionfruit, plus pungent lily and jasmine scents. There’s light vanilla fudge, then darker caramel, a silky texture and a scented finish redolent of Parma Violets and an upmarket perfumier.”
    Richard Woodard
    Decanter Magazine
  • “Deep gold in colour there is a wonderful mix of dried fruit, almonds, and orange zest on the nose, while on the palate there is a lovely balance of fruit cake, baked banana, and sweet toffee.”
    Scottish Field
  • “The palate is a balance of primary tastes – sweet to start, lightly salty middle, with a tart, dry finish. Most unusual.”
    Charlie McLean MBE

Character

Rich notes of marzipan, Dundee cake and leather on the nose followed by pleasing tannin-rich herbal tea on the palate and a cool, minty aftertaste. This is not only one of the world’s first whiskies to be blended at birth, it is also likely to be one of the last, for such practices are now prohibited by the powers that be within Scotch.

Significance

Some whiskies may appear born to be paired together but very few are blended at birth. Yet such is the case with this unusual parcel of grain and malt, born 57 years ago and married –as new make spirit –before aging as a blend for half a lifetime in ex-bourbon American oak. Time has brought the malt and grain components together to create a blend that has matured beautifully as a single spirit.

Details

Distilled: 1965
Bottled: 2022
Total Outturn: 192 bottles
Availability: 70cl
Strength: 47% ABV
Colour: Warm Bronze

  • Intro

    Distilled in 1965 and married as new make spirit this unusual combination of malt and grain whisky has spent the following 56 years maturing in American oak where it has taken on rich, decadent notes of marzipan and fruitcake. This rare release is packaged in a hand engraved, individually-numbered decanter with ash display box featuring gold leaf inlay.

  • Character

  • Significance

  • Details

  • Reviews

Blended at Birth
Blended at Birth
Blended at Birth
Blended at Birth
Blended at Birth

Blended at Birth

1965 Blended Scotch Whisky

47% ABV


70CL

£4,500 GBP

House of Hazelwood Keyholders

Become a Keyholder to unlock access to a world of benefits including members-only releases, invitations to private events and preferential access to new releases. 

Your Details
Other
Location
Required