It’s always difficult to score flavoured new make highly as by its very nature there is not much in the way of complexity. As they say, it is what it is! – Peachy Dog!
Nectarine & Honey
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Pungent, oily with sour peach and straw. Faintly feinty with a developing lactose like note.
Palate: Sweet, oily and peachy. Again it develops a little sour fruit character and a slight feintiness.
Finish: Short and a bit confected with a slightly cloying after-taste.
Comment: It’s always difficult to score flavoured new make highly as by its very nature there is not much in the way of complexity. As they say, it is what it is! – Peachy Dog!
Nose: Peach, nectarines, honeycomb, not much sweetness coming through which is pleasant and surprising.
Palate: Fleshy nectarine and peach, lots of vanilla, a little hint of maple and honey. Not getting much power from it even though ABV at 35%.
Finish: Fleeting fresh fruits, short lived but fresh and with a lovely clean dry finish.
Comment: Surprised, a pleasure to imbibe, fresh fruits, not overly sweet, discreet. Lacking a bit of power though.
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