Feel like this is a mixer rather than a sipper – simple, but with nice freshness.
Blended Scotch Whisky
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Chilli-pepper heat and a touch of lime sorbet. Pear drops and slightly bruised green apple. Hints of porridge, hot mash, and crème caramel. Banana fritter and melted milk chocolate.
Palate: Light bodied. Applesauce, baked pear, vanilla extract, white toast and vegan spread, butter caramels, a hint of cream cheese and lime cordial.
Finish: Medium. On savoury grain notes and fresh, tart apple.
Comment: Feel like this is a mixer rather than a sipper – simple, but with nice freshness.
Nose: Rubber gloves, browning cut grass, new leather, and boot dubbin. Under this, a whiff of pine sap and some barley sugar. Most of this blows off leaving brown sugar and hot mash.
Palate: Very light. Caramel, blossom honey, and some waxy red apple. Granola and a savoury, slightly beefy note. With time on the palate, ephemeral citrus emerges. A hint of smoke.
Finish: Short, on fondant icing-enrobed apple cake.
Comment: A sweet-savoury blend with an unusual nose that nevertheless goes down easy.
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