Not tasted much from this distillery, although I visited last year. The Elgin Classic was a big disappointment.
So it can only go upward from there, right?
Not had that many types of cider either, and when I do I usually don't nose it too much.
I applaud every risk that is taken in experimentation, where would we be without it?
This was a sample from karloff. I enjoyed it for what it was, but I doubt I would pay the asking price for a full bottle.
Sweet and fresh. Lots of apple, a little pear and a small twist of lemon, all with a fermented note.
There's definitely something here that I've not come across in a whisky before, guess that's the cider.
Simple and soft, but actually quite inviting nose with very little alc fumes.
As I said, sweet over ripe naturally fermented fruit juices, add some faint floral notes like from a dish washing liquid (it's not soapy) and it's almost like something you expect out of a £2 can and not a £100 bottle.
Yes, this is clearly cider, with quite a bit more "oompf".
Not too sure if it's apple or pear.
Because it arrives with a very sweet pear note, and then it quickly goes dry and slightly bitter on apple.
It's not colored or chillfiltered which is good, and 46,3 sits just about right.
The +46% also carries a small but pleasant amount of spice, and in it's rather simple profile I suspect anything weaker would have felt watery, which it is not.
I would have liked it more if there had been more of the sweet and less of the bitter. Just the way I want my cider.
Not too much lenght to it, which is OK as I find it a bit too drying.