It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down and done a tasting, so I’ve been very excited to try the April tasting box from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Included in the box are 5 Whiskies and tasting cards to accompany them. This box is part of a virtual tasting for members and I highly recommend keeping an eye out for their next one!
Fruit Market – Candy Store
This 9-year-old Highland Whisky was aged in 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrels and was bottled at 56.7%.
On the nose, I got bursts of pineapple sweets and foam bananas. On the palate, honey, banana, caramel, and oranges. A truly fun whisky that I could happily sip on all evening.
Wood Smoke Through a Porthole
This Highland Whisky is 13 years old, aged in refill ex-bourbon hogshead barrels, and bottled at 58.3%.
This is really my cup of tea. On the nose, olive brine & smoke. On the palate, barbecue sweetness and toasted applewood. I love Whiskies like this and have to say this was my favourite one in the tasting.
Trekking the Jungle
This Speyside Whisky is 7 years old, aged in 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels, and bottled at 60.6%.
On the nose, fresh greek yoghurt, fresh coriander, and mint. On the palate, caramel nuts, peppermint, and a hint of warm spice.
Give Free Reign to the Imagination
This Highland Whisky was aged for 9 years in 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrels and bottled at 61.9%.
On the nose, pear drops stewed apples and red grapes. On the palate, juicy red and green grapes, bitter orange, and cinnamon. I loved the nose on this Whisky but was expecting so much more on the palate. But it intrigued me so much that I just kept going back for more and more.
Candles, Kumquats and Polished Oak
This Lowland Whisky was aged for 31 years (crazy, right?) in refill ex-bourbon hogsheads and bottled at 59.7%.
On the nose, sweet floral honeysuckle, pears, and golden syrup. On the palate, dark chocolate, cherries, sweet condensed milk, and light filter coffee. I loved the character of this Whisky and although I don’t usually enjoy floral notes, I found this one taking me back to happy times of walking through flower-filled parks.
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