2014 Odyssey Barley

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 155
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Brand: The Cotswolds Distillery
Expression: 2014 Odyssey Barley
Type: England Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2018
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: England
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Almost a walk through fresh cut fields of barley and turned soil. Earthy and then things start to get a little juicy fruity, with caramalised orange and chilli grilled pineapple. Oak started to grip a little as well.
Palate: All that fruit floods in, candied peel, blood orange, the spiciness of preserved lemons. There's hints of Danish pastries too, custard, almonds and apricot jam.
Finish: Short and dries with that grippy oak.
Comment: Sure evidence that there is some cracking stuff coming out of England.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Cut grass and morning dew, Victoria sponge, lemon curd and nectar honey giving it a lovely powdery finish. Mango and nectarine start to cut through the grassy tones followed by soft hints of fresh wood shavings.
Palate: A sweet and sour, a nutty oakiness, soft sweet fruits. Slight acetone note that disappears with a touch of water. Baked pears, lemon zest, marzipan and salted caramel.
Finish: Short and abrupt.
Comment: Back and forth on the taste buds making sure it hits every single receptor.
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