I'm not going to beat about the bush I totally love this little mutt, launched in November 2013 it has become a firm favourite, whilst I'm sure there's bound to be someone who doesn't like it I've not come across them yet. It's a blended malt (including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes) and it's quality foundations are there for all to see.
- ABV 46% vol
- Price £40
- Nose 23/25 - sultanas, raisins, fruit cake, sherry, extremely sweet.
- Taste 22/25 - less sweet (it could only be!), lots of spice, soft vanilla at the end. The choice to bottle at 46% definitely aids enjoyment.
- Finish 22/25 - medium length and complex, steady move from oaky sherry through spice and onto vanilla.
- Balance 21/25 - easily my favourite dram in the last 12 moths save for The General, but that's a bit like comparing a Mini Cooper with Rolls Royce. Great value for money.
- Total 88/100