James Eadie’s Trade Mark “X” Blended Scotch Whisky 45.6% 700ml
From James Eadie’s 19th century blending ledger, Norman Mathison has tasted an original bottle of Trade Mark X from the 1940’s and rebuilt the past by blending whiskies from those distilleries still functioning, reviving the flavour of this magnificent, peaty dram.
James Eadie (1827-1904) was a Scottish brewer who established a significant brewery in 1854. Born near Gleneagles in Scotland, he was one of fourteen children and left school at the age of fourteen to work for his living.
Reported in local papers as a self-made man, Mr Eadie was a quiet individual whose hard work and indomitable perseverance earned him and his family a good living.
Aside from beer, the Eadie family had their own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky, which has been thoughtfully recreated using the extensive ledgers left by Eadie. These ledgers named numerous distilleries and cask types which are still available today and these are what make up the bulk of the modern James Eadie brand today.
Nose: Loads of grassy peat and subtle malt. Bonfire smoke and vanilla ice cream.
Palate: Delicate yet smooth palate weight with layers of smoke that finish with a touch of crystalised ginger.
Finish: Savoury sweet, with a lick of smokiness that backs down slowly.