Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Nose: Lots of sherry, juicy. Honey, touch of toffee, creamy. Malty, barley.
Palate: Winter spice. Fruitcake, toffee, hint of smoke.
Finish: Long, spicy, fruity, oak.
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Quite dry for a Speyside, suprisingly a little rough and smokey. Firm.
7th December 2014
Good choice for the advent calendar. Smells of mince pies and brandy cream. Tastes of caster sugar, cloves, honey, lemon zest, with a spicy/sweet finish. It's a lovely drink for the Christmas season and, although not as complex as the Glenfarclas 15, it is just as pleasant and excellent value for money.
I found the nose to be moderately peated also, which was not mentioned in the tasting notes.
9th November 2014
A great whiskey this whiskey has now entered into my top 3 of all time which is ardbeg talisker and now this. The flavours are very complex for a 10 year old the Finnish made this whiskey for me with the oak coming in at the very end which leaves a great taste in your mouth. Worth £28 in my book easily a £35 whiskey I am so impressed i am going for the 15 yr old next:-)
29th October 2014
A great 10 ten year old whisky at a reasonable price, not something you can say often. Very drinkable with a light caramel and plum nose and I cant wait to pick up a 15 for more of the same.
21st August 2014
Very nice and soft whisky, almost like an elegant, fruity cognac. Has a beautiful starter, but in the long run it just doesn't seem to leave a lasting impression.
13th August 2014
Good tasting malt whisky without the pretentious nonsense.
27th February 2014
Nose.Light Sherried malt. Plums. Raisins. A little Coffee. Chocolate. Oak spice. Minimal struck matches. A very nice sherry monsterette of a nose. Not intensive. Pleasant. Easy to sniff for a long durationPalate.Fruity coating taste. Surprisingly mouth coating considering ABV etc. sweet spicy sherried taste. Some easy warmth. All the flavours from the nose are present. Very easy drinking.Finish.Short. Drying. Sherry oak spices. Some coffee mocha.Adding water?Just a drop in my dram to see. The nose is weakened. Not quite as sherried but a little more coffee seems apparent. Coffee flavoured toffos! if you can remember those? The palate looses some of the mouthfeel. The taste remains intact. The finish a little more coffee’d. Hmmm. With or without? I think personally I would go with dependant on my mood. I like the standalone mouthfeel. But I like the coffee in the finish which makes this malt for me a little more unique than your more regular sherried drams.
11th September 2013
Vanilla, guava, and ground coriander aromas. Palate adds oaky nutmeg, pear & orange, and a touch of salt. Not overtly sweet & fruity, but rather sophisticated.
4th August 2013
good whisky yes a bit rough round the egdes but in a good way funny to me is that most donimint smell i get is cod liver oil smell of seven seas tablets maybe im crazy very fruity taste good value for money.
15th July 2013
Drank a miniature bottle. Surprisingly very good, smooth and full of flavour. Now I want to try and fund a full bottle.
22nd March 2013
Disec, toplega okusa
3rd September 2012
Barbecued bananas and toffee apples on the nose. Sweetness and oak in the mouth. Fruitcakey yet bitter finish A little rough round the edges but a really characterful whisky for a 10yr. Very good value!
17th June 2011