Ben Bracken

Highland Single Malt

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 147
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Expression: Highland Single Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Tropical! Mango and pineapple, fresh strawberries. Smoothie. Baked apples, heather honey, slight hints of lavender. Golden syrup, dried apricots.
Palate: Lovely and rounded. Velvety fudge with caramel, fresh oranges, apples, milk chocolate and cinnamon. Creamy, with traces of Chardonnay. Buttery and oily once the fruits fade.
Finish: Short, oily, with the Chardonnay and apples making themselves known. Warming at the end.
Comment: Very approachable, and admirable layers.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Like hovering over a fruit salad, complete with those glacé cherries and top of the milk cream. Raspberries and brown sugar. A little white pepper. Agave syrup and the juice from tinned strawberries.
Palate: More fruit than anything else. Paw Paw, mango, ripe banana, dried apricots and plenty of honey. A hint of melted butter just at the end.
Finish: Lingers a little with a touch of oak and poached fruits.
Comment: Simple, pleasing and just lacks a little punch. Still well worth a look.
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