Created as an alter ego to Hedonism, Experimental Grain contains a portion of spirit made from 100% peated malted barley sourced from Loch Lomond distillery. Although 100% malt, because it is produced in a column still rather than a pot still, it must be defined as a grain whisky in line with Scotch regulations. Included in the blend are grain whiskies from Cameronbridge (14.5%) and North British (36.7%) aged in recharred barrels and hogsheads, as well as a portion of Hedonism (17.8%), further aged in cask. The label artwork draws on technical distillation textbooks, as well as drawings from Pablo Picasso. The use of sticky notes in the design expresses the product’s ‘work-in-progress’ nature. A total of 6,142 bottles were produced. Non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled in December 2021 at 46%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: An appetising aroma of contrasts: banana and toffee mingle with soft, savoury barbecue smokiness and hints of rum and raspberry.
Palate: Enjoy a soft and oily palate of almond and vanilla before a curiously delicious flavour of burnt pine cones develops.
Finish: Forest floor, honey, orange peel.