Not a bad little blended whisky. I don’t think this will challenge too many people but might be a good gateway blend to richer offerings.
14 Years Old Blended Scotch
Year of Bottling
Nose: Not a lot going on in this closed nose. With some time in the glass green apples, crab-apples and gooseberries appear, with a back drop of vanilla custard.\n
Palate: A lovely and soft, ‘Mr Whippy’ ice cream style which is mouth filling and surprisingly tasty after a slightly anaemic nose. Fully roasted potatoes and freshly cooked green veg give this a savoury edge.\n
Finish: Oak spices and ready salted crisps.\n
Comment: Not a bad little blended whisky. I don’t think this will challenge too many people but might be a good gateway blend to richer offerings.
Nose: Fragrant honey, menthol, marjoram and dried fruit. Quite unusual with an almost agricole rum-like demeanour. With time hints of herbal grain and subtle smoke.
Palate: More conventional with plenty of barley, lightly creamy oak and white fruit. The crisp, herbal grain comes through on the middle.\n
Finish: Good length. Quite spicy with the alcohol giving it a pleasantly intense, slightly grainy finish.\n
Comment: From the nose I was expecting a grain heavy blend but the malt component pleasantly balances the grain on the palate.
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