The Latitude 55 Degrees

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Scotland unspecified
Type: Blended
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 1/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is badly aged grainspirit and butterscotch. At first, there’s a piercing metallic sweetness and a hint of vanilla. After a few seconds it switches towards butterscotch. With some Imagination, there are some coastal notes in the background with seaweed and ocean air, but overall this is just unpleasant.

Mouth: It starts out flat and sweet and after a while the butterscotch builds up and takes over. The unpleasant grain spirit notes are still in there, but they have taken a step back. There’s no coastal notes here at all but there is a hint of the oak coming through. There is a small glimmer of ripe fruits in the background, but it’s in no way helping this along. This is one-dimensional, and it’s not a good dimension.

Finish: It starts out with the metallic note up front and once again the butterscotch note comes out thick and pertruding. The oakiness is a bit late, but when it comes it’s actually not that bad. It’s got a nutty side to it, close to walnuts. This is not a whisky to be used as a neat pour. This should only be used as a mixer.

Additional information
Produced for the swedish market and blended by a swedish blender, Folke Anderson, known for making Grönstedts cognac. According to the official representatives it contains some islay malt and a lot of the content is sherry matured.

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