Macleod’s Highland

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is mild and sweet. At first there’s not much coming out of the glass except a mild and sweet floral note. After a few seconds vanilla and red berries start to appear in the center, but they are not recognizable as specific kinds. The floral note is leaning towards elderflower and a hint of lemongrass. It’s a nice nose but it lacks some depth and complexity.

Mouth: It starts out very mild with vanilla, honey and malt. There’s a toffee note sitting in the middle. There’s a dustiness in the back and a floral note up front. The fruitiness increases with time and after a while it comes through as sweet oranges. In the back there are feint notes of oil and soot and that gives it a nive depth which makes up for the low impact.

Finish: A burst of the orange fruitiness together with the vanilla take lead and afterwards it basically moves directly to the oak finish. It’s a very nice oakiness with some nuttiness to it. It’s mainly hazelnuts. There’s also a fruity quality to the wood which makes it a nice compliment to the nose and the mouth. This is actually a very good whisky considering it’s decently priced and has low ABV.

Additional information
This is a NAS single malt from an undisclosed highland distillery. It’s released by the independent bottler Ian Macleod Distillers.

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