Cotswolds Distillery

2015 Odyssey Barley

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 174
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Expression: 2015 Odyssey Barley
Type: England Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: England
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: There’s Dolly Mixtures (fondant and iced jelly sweets) and tinned pineapple rings, then Chantilly cream, lemon and orange wine gums, with subtle apple and jasmine tea notes. A pleasant lactic note, like natural yoghurt.
Palate: Delicate and follows the nose well. More of those orange, lemon and apple notes, with fondant sweetness and gentle vanilla.
Finish: Medium-short, very slightly drying, with more of those lemon and orange sweets.
Comment: Approachable and ‘breakfasty’. Fruit and yoghurt from the buffet.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: A real sweet treat here. An initial hit of foamy banana sweets, then a tropical fruit bowl, pineapple chunks, dried papaya and peach slices. This moves into a vanilla cream, edging onto the sour side.
Palate: We’re back with the tropical fruit, not as punchy and sweet as the nose. The vanilla loses its creamy lusciousness, and in place is a little hit of grated almonds.
Finish: On the short side, leaving you with the aftertaste of a bowl full of fruit.
Comment: It’s an enjoyable sip, but it didn’t blow my socks off.
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