Grand Old Parr Scotch 12 Year Scotch 750mL
Old Parr, or Grand Old Parr to give it its full title, is a serious million case brand that sells in Japan, Mexico, the US and parts of Latin America, especially Colombia where it is said to be the favoured alcoholic beverage among costeños (north coast residents). So loved is Old Parr that Columbians have written folk songs about the brand. Old Parr is a deluxe blend in a square, crackled brown glass bottle with Cragganmore malt at its heart. The core 12-year-old was described by whisky writer Dave Broom as having a ‘chewy… well-balanced’ palate with ‘Sherried notes of orange, nutmeg, wine gums and vanilla’ on the nose. There is also a 15-year-old, an 18-year-old Old Parr Superior, the NAS Old Parr Tribute and the very rare, beautifully presented Old Parr Elizabethan.