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Discovery Road Smile Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Discovery Road Smile

Brand
Discovery Road
Expression
Smile
Type
European Whisky ~ Rye
Abv
46.00%
Availability
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Martine Nouet

85
Nose
Elegant. Malty and fruity. Candied quince, stewed apples in honey. A delicate spice festoon wraps up the fruit. Toffee apple.
Palate
Silky with a crisp feel. Rich cooked fruit flavours. Oak is beautifully integrated. Liquorice at the back. Perfect balance with the nose.
Finish
Sweet, on the liquorice root. Lingering on a clean and pleasant astringent note.
Comment
An aromatic whisky, with a full fruity character. Very well structured.

Neil Ridley

Nose
A very pronounced cocoa note (nibs rather than powder) arrives with a lovely rich buttery pastry smell. From then on, its creamed coconut, light fudge, a hint of very delicate coffee, vanilla and fresh cream. Lovely.
Palate
Milky and sweet, leading into swirls of vanilla fudge, more coconut (macaroons), chopped nuts and cream.
Finish
Light, but not short of flavour. The coconut is dominant, alongside a rich vanilla oak.
Comment
A toss up with No.1 (Balbalir 83) for whisky of the month from me. Absolutely superb.
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