Rites of Passage

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 'Williamson 17 Year'

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 'Williamson 17 Year'

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky  Williamson 17 Year Rites of Passage
  • Islay blended malt Scotch independently bottled by Epicurean Selection as part of the Rites of Passage Cask Selection Series
  • Distilled at an undisclosed Islay distillery on September 21st, 2005
  • Aged in a refill hogshead until 2017 when it was re-racked by Epicurean Selection in a first-fill Oloroso sherry hogshead
  • Bottled on September 22nd, 2022; aged 17 years
  • 249 bottles produced in total
  • No added coloring
  • Non-chill filtered; bottled at a cask strength of 57.3% ABV

Oh, the teaspoon—an instrument of particularity, to be sure. In this case, a teaspoon’s worth of distillate mindfully added to single malt from another distillery will technically render the combination a blended malt, though only by the slightest degree. A distillery might use this process when selling a cask to an independent bottler to minimize competition and with the stipulation that their name not be used on the bottle. But a whisky by any other name is just as delicious, and a quick internet search for the origins of the well-established “Williamson” marque will reveal just why it’s so popular.


United Kingdom
Spirit Type:
Scotch / UK Whisky
Spirit Sub Type:
Blended / Blended Malt

Sizes Available

Full Bottle UK-XRP-02-NV 6/700ml