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The Epicurean Small Batch Release Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

The Epicurean Small Batch Release

Brand
The Epicurean
Expression
Small Batch Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Abv
46.20%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Douglas Laing & Co
Region
Lowland
Website
www.douglaslaingwhisky.com
Availability
Buy online now
United Kingdom
The Epicurean £33.00

Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
Fresh and citric with tropical melon, apricot, cream soda and an almost American hop-like note. The fruit becomes fleshy, earthy and manurey.
Palate
Tart, granulated sugar coated citrus and pear. Lightly bubblegummy and mineral. Lacking in oak but that means it stays wonderfully fresh. Water makes it fleshier and more honeyed.
Finish
Long, citric and minerally with lingering fruit and a little bittering from the oak.
Comment
A lovely, weighty Lowland malt, which reminds me of Littlemill.

Joel Harrison

72
Nose
A thin nose of cheap vanilla ice cream and sweetened whipped cream with hints of lemon drops and candy canes. Some fresh mint and sweet sugar notes.
Palate
As thin as the nose with some really bitter notes from the oak. Fresh lime and some coal dust/char appear; with some water it gets sweeter and more bitter.
Finish
More bitterness from the oak, like over-brewed tea.
Comment
I think this could have worked better with some grain thrown in.
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