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Crabbie's Yardhead

(70cl, 40%)

Crabbie's Yardhead

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Crabbie's Yardhead Bottling Note

A no-age-statement single malt from Crabbie's! John Crabbie’s original premises were at Yardheads in Leith, hence the name of the whisky. As the brand new distillery gets up and running, Crabbie's has released this single malt from an undisclosed distillery for us to enjoy! A brilliant spirit to try out some whisky cocktails with - may we suggest a Highball?

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Custard Cream biscuits, lemon peel, a touch of savoury wood.

Palate: Mint leaf, toffee apple, white grape, slightly toasty.

Finish: Rye heat and soft cinnamon.

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Crabbie's Yardhead Reviews

Nice drink

First time ive tryed it my wife bought it for me to try a bit fiery on it's own but nice with a bit of dry ginger I like my malts this is a bit different but I will buy it again

27th February 2021

Not for me.

I got this whisky as a gift and on reading the reviews I wasn't expecting much.

What I did get was an immediate cough after taking my 1st sip. This was followed by a burn in my throat and an odd aftertaste. What was really weird is that it left my mouth dry.

Reminds me more of a cheap bourbon than a malt. I doubt I'd recommend this to anyone. It's sacrilege to use any malt whisky as a mixer but it's the only way I think I can empty the bottle.

Not a fan. Only positive is that the nose is surprisingly nice.

20th February 2021

Mixer whiskey, keep it under the sink

My old man is fond of saying "there is no bad whiskey, but some are better than others". This bottle tests that maxim to it's limit.
It doesn't taste like a single malt at all, more reminiscent of a bottle of bottom shelf supermarket whiskey. This bottle will be reserved for those that ask for a mixer.

10th February 2021

Awful

My dad has a nasty habit of buying bad Whisky for me, this takes all trophies of the worst whisky EVER. Think Bells but worse! For an extra £5 you could get something nice from Aberlour or Jura.... Anyone saying this is nice either knows nothing or is a bot.

31st January 2021

Foul

I have now discovered a whisky I can genuinely say I really didn't like. The most foul tasting and smelling whisky I've ever drank. Neat or with water made no difference. I suppose you could add a mixer to kill the taste but then, if you're going to do that you might as well buy the cheapest blend in the supermarket. Not for me.

28th January 2021

When you have nothing else.

As mentioned below by a few other contributors, it was bought on first glance as it was cheap.
Unfortunately, that's what it is.
Oh well, it is now mixed with Crabbie's Ginger Wine and makes a pleasant Whisky Mac for the golf hip flask.

20th January 2021

Easy and great for sharing

This is my recent favourite go to session dram. Good stuff! works on its own and in a highball. Honey, orange peel and oaty!

18th January 2021

Not for me

I'm a whisky drinker and received a bottle of Yardhead as a gift. I don't enjoy it neat. However having checked this brand out I learned it is meant to be mixed with ginger for example. Tried and pleasant. I will never buy it for a whisky drinker who doesn't add anything to the amber nectar except perhaps a drop of water.

13th January 2021

Cheap and cheerful

No age. Dreadful colour. Bought on a whim at bargain price. It's not dreadful has a weird aroma of marzipan and really strong ethanol. Not as bad as some reviews and 3 of 5 for me.

6th January 2021

Thin and doughy

It’s a bit thin with the flavours, citrus dough at best. Finish is dough bread with a slight hint of grain. It’s sweetish and worth a punt at the price

19th December 2020

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