Entering into this journey of flavors it really helps out when companies have some sort of sampler set as buying a couple bottles of scotch a month can get very, very expensive whereas if you have the chance to get three for the price of one while sacrificing a little volume it allows you to try their base range without waiting a year to be able to afford them. Currently I am looking in to the offers from Masterofmalt.com where you can get a good dram to try out before investing in a full 750ml bottle.
Working through the wonderful Glenfiddich triple pack one style at a time, this time pausing at the fifteen for a nice long evening. Out of the three offered so far the fifteen is my least favorite, being a little sharp and spicy, however with that said it is still a great scotch and well worth your nose. Here’s to being able to taste so many things on such a small budget!
Nose: Caramels with a strong hit of apple leaning towards the “Granny Smith” variety, heavy sugars that give it a real weighty smell with lasting wafts of brown sugar.
Palate: Light but with a general feeling that coats the tongue with a visit of apple and oak, a pleasant sort of hot sour that I can’t quite place, very explicit in its Speyside flavor with that unique complexity.
Finish: A medium to quick finish leaving a somewhat hot feeling with brown sugar and a tiny slice of apple still lingering.
Overall: 5 out of 10