Lower East Side

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 156
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Brand: Lower East Side, The Borders Distillery Company
Expression: Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 156
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Honey-roasted peanuts with a little earthy edge. Eventually you get some lovely soft vanilla and floral notes. Strawberries covered in dark chocolate. Some fresh oak notes here, with sharpened pencils and sawdust.
Palate: Sweet fruitiness arrives, citrus and dried pineapple. Blackberry and mint tea. There is a herbal edge to it; chamomile and some floral notes.
Finish: Sweet, but without being overly clingy and cloying.
Comment: A decent, well put together malt. A perfect go-to dram at the end of the day.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Toasted almonds and pistachios, herbal mint, freshly squeezed grapefruit and swirls of rum ‘n’ raisin fudge running through the centre.
Palate: Well balanced with rich nuttiness, notes of marzipan, roasted pistachios and mahogany, followed by hints of lavender, rosemary, burnt pear skin and sticky rice.
Finish: Short on length, with luscious floral and earthy tones.
Comment: A good all-rounder, with several layers coming through each time.
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