UPDATED 1ST APRIL 2021 – We can now reveal that The Whisky Exchange April Fool’s Day Whisky is not as young as its youthful facade would have you believe. It is in fact a 30 year old Speyside Single Malt Scotch, matured in first-fill Bourbon casks. Just 869 bottles are available to buy and time is running out! Buy yours here.
Tasting Notes – The Whisky Exchange April Fool’s Day Whisky
A complex cake to start: layered lemon drizzle and victoria sponge, filled with butter cream. Notes of gummi bear and mint imperial float in around the sides, accompanied by growing pineapple and pear. Spicy notes of black pepper and nutmeg build through the middle, leading to sweet, butterscotch-and-orange-studded sugar cookies.
The lemons are back and lead the way – lemon drizzle cake topped with candied lemon slices. The gummi bears sit alongside the citrus, joined by spiced spongecake and white chocolate. Sweet cream and milk bottle sweets follow, with slowly developing mint fondant. The leafy and spicy notes round things out, with hint of aniseed and a handful of herbal lozenges.
Sweet and buttery to start, with aniseed and nutmeg building before fading to leave vanilla butter cookies and a hint of mint cream.
£150. Buy it here.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE – 30TH APRIL 2021
The Whisky Exchange introduces an exclusive, extra special whisky for April Fool’s Day. Whilst we can’t yet reveal the true nature of the liquid (check out our social media pages on 1st April), we can promise that it is well-worth the price.
The famed spirits retailer is keeping key elements of this limited edition whisky hidden until 6.00am on 1st April when all will be revealed to its customers. Visible on the label is written a simple statement declaring, ‘Extremely young, I wish I were older’, however more is to be revealed…
The label of the bottle has been printed with an ink sensitive to UV light, hiding details until a torch, included with every purchase, reveals the hidden text.
Don’t be fooled by its whimsical garb, this is a seriously worthwhile liquid. For now, all we can share is that this is a delightfully delicious and worthwhile, limited edition Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, bottled at 51.7% ABV. You may be able to ascertain a few more details from the image above but we’ll leave that up to your keen sense of observation.
The Whisky Exchange’s April Fool’s Whisky will be available to purchase from The Whisky Exchange on Thursday 1st April, 6am – 12pm, while stocks last.
Best set an alarm for 6am when all will be revealed on our social media pages – these beauties are bound to go quickly!