ABV: 40 %
Origin: Scotland unspecified
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Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is butterscotch and liquorice. The first thing to come through is a rather unpleasant cloud of badly aged grain spirit. When the nose gets used to it the butterscotch and liquorice start to shine through. There are notes of overripe fruits and honey too. All the notes feel artificial and overshadowed by the grain spirit.
Mouth: It starts out with the same butterscotch and badly aged grain spirit as on the nose. It takes a while for the liquorice to penetrate the other flavours. There is a vague sign of sherry casks being in the mix, but they are just contributing to the butterscotch and not a fruitiness. It’s quite bitter and not in a good way. It doesn’t promote swallowing.
Finish: The artificial butterscotch and the grain spirit still dominate. It soon switches over to a bland and bitter oakiness. The finish is not too long, which is a good thing. This should only be used as a mixer and not consumed neat. Kudos for the bold age statement though.
This blend is bottled by Wallace & Young Distillers Co. and the content is not disclosed. It’s sold by the supermarket chain Lidl.