ABV: 40 %
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is sweet and subtle. A mild honey sweetness and a cola note are first to come through. There’s a hint of newly cut grass in the background and an outer layer of vanilla fudge. Every flavour coming through is mellow and laid back. After some time in the glass a black liquorice note starts to appear. This is very straight forward and easy on the nose.
Mouth: A very mild and almost watery start. After a second or two a touch of lemon and a prominent cola note arrive. There’s vanilla fudge in the center and it’s quite floral on the edges. A bitter note sits together with the oak in the back. It’s slightly astringent, but other than that there’s no real impact.
Finish: At first there’s close to nothing, and after a few seconds the same cola note reappears together with a thinner version of the vanilla fudge. The oak slowly emerges from behind and it has the same toned down profile as the rest of the flavours. There’s not a lot of character to the oakiness and the cola note seems to attach to it down the line. This is probably one of the best choices for people who want to get into whisky since it’s extremely mild and has a low impact on the senses.
This 12 YO was added to the core range in 2011. It’s triple distilled and aged in mainly american ex-bourbon oak barrels, but there’s also ex-Oloroso sherry casks in the mix.