Muirheads Silver Seal 16 Year Old is a Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled in Scotland and aged in oak casks for a minimum of 16 years. The Muirheads history dates back to 1824 and culminates in the Silver Seal range of Muirheads Single Malts; a superbly packaged range of top quality single malt whisky, specially selected by the master distiller. The 16 YO has received a great rap in the esteemed Jim Murray Whisky Bible. Jim hath bestowed upon the 16 YO 89.5/100 and doth sayeth, "How elegant! The 16 Year Old is just so delicate and sexy!"
Derived from the Muirhead Clan, Gaelic for "Head of the Moor" or "Highest Point of the Moor", the contemporary Muirheads Scotch range perfectly embodies its proud and venerated origins. The most highly acclaimed legend of the Muirhead Clan was when the clans people were the Royal Bodyguards at the battle of Flodden Field in 1513, in which the Scots were pitted against the English. The King along with thousands of Scots perished including 200 of the Clansmen.
Tasting Note: Rich golden yellow. A rich and full nose, with a strong character, there are notes of dried fruit, chocolate and herbs. Sweet and exceptionally well rounded. Toffee and barley sugar with a hint of smoke and peat. Medium to long finish.