Many years ago, the following words were scribed by my father, Alasdair McIntosh, resulting in a family visit to Scotland, that directly resulted in the establishment of Chief’s Son Distillery.
“My grandparents passed the love of whisky through my parents to me and I want to make sure my children pass it onto their children.”
My father’s words continued to resonate with me every day and during our distilleries’ first official barrelling Naomi & I invited our three children to help fill some of the very first barrels, thus continuing our family’s connection to whisky and passing on the custodianship of our legacy to the next generation.
This is the first ever release of a ‘Family Reserve’ barrel to the public and Naomi and I are so excited to be able to share this wonderful whisky with the Single Malt Whisky Club members. This whisky is usually only reserved to be served at the most special of family gatherings at a time of celebration, welcoming or remembrance of family past and present.
So, my family invites you to share a glass (or two) of the Aiden 16 and take some time to celebrate, welcome or remember those family and friends closest to you.
– Stuart McIntosh
Appearance: Mahogany, brilliant clarity, 9/10 viscosity.
Nose: A complex coalition of nectarine, apricot, sweet roses and cigars, erupting into hard toffees, camphor, sherry and floral peat.
Taste: Clean, balanced oak with wild honey, lemon sponge and roasted malts, intense stone fruits fused with caramel and subtle floral peat.
Finish: Slow and long, toffee, sweet tobacco and deep oak.