Label 5

Classic Black

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 170
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Expression: Classic Black
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Super fresh and vibrant with lots of tropical fruit and a creamy vanilla sweetness. Tutti frutti ice cream, apricot yoghurt, ripe juicy peaches and sticky pineapple too.
Palate: Malty and gristy with a viscous fruitiness like syrupy tinned peach juice. The cereal note continues throughout as bran flakes, alongside toasted brioche and iced cinnamon pastries.
Finish: Gritty, malty and fruity with a little char grip and anise spice.
Comment: Not quite as fruity as I’d hoped but it makes a cracking breakfast whisky.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Fresh and youthful with a zip of citrus zest. Plenty of fruit sweetness with the merest hint of smoke. Banana and caramel pie moving into rich chocolate brownies.
Palate: Plenty of grain notes come through first, wheat cereal and hot milk, hot buttered cornbread and then sweetness of strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Finish: Takes its time with corn syrup sweetness and a little apricot jam.
Comment: A good solid whisky with nice balance to it.
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