Crabbie 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 8 December 2018

Crabbie Crabbie’s traces its founding to 1801 when Miller Crabbie was a merchant in Edinburgh. The business was inherited by his son John Crabbie (1806 – 1891) who went on to found John Crabbie & Co. In the mid-19th century, John Crabbie acquired a former porter brewery located between Yardheads and Great Junction Street in Edinburgh’s port of Leith. Over the ensuing years the premises were extended mainly to provide bonded warehouses for Crabbie’s whisky business. The company was also engaged in gin rectifying and the production of fruit-based cordials. Of these, Crabbie’s was best known for its green ginger wine which was continued to be made in Leith until the 1980s when John Crabbie & Co was acquired by another Leith distiller and blender, Macdonald & Muir, and production of green ginger wine was transferred to Broxburn, West Lothian. Whisky offerings include: Crabbie 30 Year Old (48.6%) – Matured in the finest sherry butts, only a very limited number of these casks remain. 330 bottles have now been released in the UK. Crabbie 28 Year Old (52.7%) – from a single cask, non chill-filtered, and bottled at cask strength. Crabbie 12 Year Old (43%) – a lightly peated island single malt whisky. Crabbie 8 Year Old (46%) – one of the original whisky products and 2,000 cases of this Highland Single Malt have now been released in the UK.
Crabbie 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Crabbie 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky

I have a video on YouTube showing my tasting of this whisky as part of the Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2018 here: