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VAT 69

Vat 69 scotch blended whisky

Vat 69 is a scotch blended whisky that is produced by William Sanderson & Son Limited of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland.

In 1882, William Sanderson prepared one hundred casks of blended whisky and hired a panel of experts to taste them.The batch from the cask (or “vat”) with number 69 was judged to be the best, and this provided the whisky’s brand name.

The whisky was at first bottled in Port bottles.

Despite the name it is not a vatted malt but a blend of about 40 malt and grain whiskies. The different malts are blended with each other at the optimal ripening stage to ensure the best blend. This means that a light malt of eight years, having reached its ripening summit and coming from the Lowlands adds the same result to the blend as an 18-year-ripened peat malt from Islay. Therefore Vat 69 Reserve carries no standard age statement.

 

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Nutrition information:

Alcohol by volume40%
per 1.5 oz serving
Energy403 kJ
Energy96 kcal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrate0 g
Fat0 g
Alcohol per Serving14 g

Ingredients:
By law, Scotch Whisky must be wholly matured in Scotland, in oak casks for a period of not less than three years and to which no substance other than water and spirit caramel has been added. Caramel has traditionally been added only to adjust the colour of the batched product to match the standard of the specific brand.

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