Batch Strength No. 005

ABV 59.8%
REVIEWED Issue 171
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Expression: Batch Strength No. 005
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 59.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 171
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Without water it’s particularly shy, though there are hints of sticky toffee sauce, almond croissants, cinnamon and stem ginger peeking through as well.
Palate: Riesen chocolate chews swimming in more of that thick toffee sauce. Rich red fruits in morello cherries and blackcurrant juice, with an earthy, almost liquorice bass note supplemented by dry, toasted oak.
Finish: Toffee and treacle tart with a nicely burnt crust.
Comment: Weighty and decadent, it’s a beast of a whisky.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Soft, fresh-churned butter, scones, clotted cream and high fruit content strawberry jam. It just gets fruitier.
Palate: Again plenty of fruit here, apples in golden syrup, chocolate-coated red cherries. Hints of honey flapjacks and those creamy buttery biscuit notes from the nose come in.
Finish: Fresh and reviving, a slow burner in a very good way.
Comment: That ABV is well hidden, but this one leads you straight into the orchard.
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