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Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky Classic Black Tasting notes and reviews

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Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky Classic Black

Brand
Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky
Expression
Classic Black
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
3 years old
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
2012
Region
Scotland
Website
www.la-martiniquaise.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

77
Nose
Distinct aromas of crisp and herbal grain spirit with hints of manure, bog myrtle, sweet barley and faintly astringent peat. A little soapy with time.
Palate
Opens with what appears to be a fair degree of herbal grain spirit. Lightly oiled malt with peat and subtle tarry notes on the middle. Quite straightforward but pleasantly crisp.
Finish
Long and grainy with a peaty, salty finish. The salt really lingers.
Comment
Appears to be a grain heavy blended whisky with the peated malt punching above its weight. However it's an enjoyable, unpretentious dram.

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
An initial hit of cream soda, with a delicate backing of foam banana penny sweets. Just a hint of oak and some vanilla.
Palate
The cream soda sweetness of the nose carries onto the palate, with coconut pineapple and other light tropical fruits wrapped in a vanilla bow.
Finish
Finish is grainy with a hint of oak.
Comment
If this is an entry level priced Scotch then things will be fine; any more expensive and it would be a no from me.
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