Label 5

Bourbon Barrel

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 186
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Expression: Bourbon Barrel
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Grain
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Treacle, cedar wood, vanilla fudge, and white chocolate and lemon cheesecake. There’s a herbal hit of chocolate peppermint and sage.
Palate: More treacle syrup, fiery cinnamon snap biscuits, and red berry compote, Victoria sponge, After Eight mints and sage. Raisins and cracked black pepper, too.
Finish: Warming peppermint lingers, with some green stalky notes and cinnamon spice.
Comment: Pretty punchy in the spice flavour department.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Banana bread, delicate dried apple and chamomile tea. Vanilla and pear drop. Varnished oak and some nutmeg. Pencil shavings and ink.
Palate: Light and sweet. Vanilla cookie, butter icing, some subtle pear and honey-coated granola. Some elderflower cordial. A little cinnamon candy.
Finish: Short, on vanilla. Evaporates and leaves subtle apple skin and cinnamon. Some cooling menthol character.
Comment: An easy-going, simple grain whiskey.
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