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Reference Series I.2

(50cl, 47.4%)

Reference Series I.2
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Reference Series I.2 Bottling Note

The Reference Series is a fantastic way to consider some of the processes behind the many delicious and fascinating whiskies that are out there. I.2 sees the introduction of 10% heavily peated single malt from Islay - other than that, the whisky has the exact same make up as Reference Series I, your 'control' whisky in this case.

How much influence would 10% peated whisky have on Reference Series I, already made up of a core of youthful, clean blended malt top dressed with a pair of incredible, well-aged single malts? Find out for yourself, knowing that it's this one change behind any differences you find between the two in your glass.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A sack of perfumed malt sat on a harbour quay, custard and salted butter, flaxseed oil and Jelly Tots.

Palate: Mouthfilling and slightly effervescent all at once, roasted chestnuts, chardonnay and flatbread with a hint of smoky baba ganoush.

Finish: Well-rounded with seeded bread and clean oakiness as well as lingering smoke.

Overall: This is still part of the I family alright, but Islay has also left its impression on the finished whisky, see how 10% peated single malt has affected the overall character.

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Reference Series I.2 Reviews


I challenge anyone not to nose this and immediately be transported to a recipe for a Smoky Margarita. There's still the richness from the other older whiskies though, and on balance it's a very enjoyable whisky.

24th March 2016

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