An old and very small sample bottle brought back from a half-remembered Speyside shop tasting 2 years ago. Why now? Just because.
Lovely nose, light citrus and pear drops. Honey, apple and burnt caramel custard (as I prefer to call creme brûlée) on the palate. Gone too quickly to really appreciate the finish, but it seemed to be building up to something nice.
Rather good, and interesting to try a non-sherried Aberlour.
Friday, 4 April 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Hmmm. It certainly doesn't taste a day over 3 years old. Yes there's some honey in there- but there's not much else in this harsh young spirit. Needs a few more years in the barrel.
Sorry, but if we have to compare new East Anglian whiskies, the Norfolk one is nicer...