Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: Scottish Leader whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Scottish Leader whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Scottish Leader Bottling Note
A very smooth blended Scotch with a distinct honey flavour. In 1997 it won the International Spirits Challenge.
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A caramel swamped horror.
The best young whisky I've had so far
One of the Best Whiskeys out there.
I'm no expert, but I have had my fair share of young (3-5 year-) whiskies, and this is head and shoulders above the rest (though I do like Glen Ross and James King). What's interesting is that the nose is decidely not medinical as is standard for cheaper fare. Moreover, it has a surprising smokey edge that is quite pleasant. For its category I'd give it 5 stars, but I'm giving it 4 in deference to the top line whiskies. And actually, Scottish Leader is better than some of the expensive whiskies. Kudos to the Burn Stewart Distillery!
BNJ's not so poor cousin? Perky acetone nose reminds me of Jura Origin- (kind of a hypey name is J.O.)-- But the flavour aspects remind me of The Baillie Nicol Jarvie blend- BNJ has become hard to find- even in Edinburgh- where it's blended- and where I live (over the river from Leith-Edinburgh)- If I can find it- here in Fife- it hurts my humble budget- So-- I was really pleased to discover Highland Leader as a decent and easily sourced alternative-- It's more than just about in same league--
forgot to rate the dram in above report-- Giving it 8 out of ten
The label describes this blend as 'sweet'. That's an understatement. It's rather like an alcoholic liquid form of McCowan's Highland Toffee. When I was rash enough to order a 70ml double of this noxious substance in a Glasgow pub recently, I couldn't decide which was more horrifying, the caramel-swamped flavour or the fact that a portion of Deanston's admirable single malt has vanished into the abyss of this witches brew.
Top of the Leader Board!!
Top of the Leader board!
I love Scottish Leader, I always make sure I have a few bottles in the house for guests and myself. There's nothing better than a day spent in the bath accompanied by a large dram of leader!
Oops, another one who's had one too many drams. I went and forgot to score the Leader! 10/10!!
caramel swamped horror?????????????
Who ever takes this whiskey down is clearly an asshole as I am currenly drinking this and it is like good for value whiskey I love it.
caramel swamped leader???????????????
Clearly I am in the middle of drinking this as I forgot to rate it 9/10 as not as good as glen anything.
For a cheaper whisky this is surprisingly good has nice sweet smokey aftertaste it's actually nicer than some of the dearer options yeah 4 stars for this!