John Crabbie was a pioneer and a rule breaker, he was one of the first to blend whisky in the 1800s in order to create consistency, something that was quite elusive in those days.
Yardhead is a non age declared single malt whisky. Until the 1960s the port of Leith in Edinburgh was a major complex of warehouses maturing up to 90% of all Scotch whisky produced, ready for export.
Archive records show that Crabbie's whisky was housed in Bond 73 at Yardheads, in Leith and this became the home of the original Crabbie's distillery.
Nose: Custard Cream biscuits, lemon peel, a touch of savoury wood.
Palate: Mint leaf, toffee apple, white grape, slightly toasty.
Finish: Rye heat and soft cinnamon.