ABV: 40 %
Origin: Scotland unspecified
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Nose: This is very metallic with an unpleasant butterscotch up front. There’s a very harsh grain spirit coming through and the young distillate is very cardboardy. There’s a very unpleasant smell of a public urinal in the background. There’s some vanilla in the mix making it slightly more bearable. A strange note of burnt plywood appear with time in the glass.
Mouth: Still very metallic. The butterscotch is accompanied by toffee, vanilla and a tiny spice note. It’s flat in taste and the butterscotch is clinging to the mouth. There’s a bitterness coming through but it seems not to be connected to any specific flavour. With some imagination there’s a lemon note to be found in the back. It’s not as unpleasant in the taste as on the nose. There’s no oak notes present yet.
Finish: It starts out kind of bland and watery. The Butterscotch is still clinging to the mouth. There’s a tiny oak note finally appearing, but it’s flat and the entire thing sort of crumbles like a house of cards. In the end there’s just the metallic note left. This should not be consumed neat or on the rocks. I would use it as a mixer only.
The brand was created in 1968 and it’s a blend made by Ian MacLeod Distillers. It’s stated that this blend uses older malts to give it a robust taste, but it’s not stated how old and which ones.