Here is the fourth batch of Blended Malt #1 from That Boutique-y Whisky Company! Another delicious spooned malt (it's almost entirely single malt from one distillery, but with just a drop of whisky from another distillery, meaning it can;t be classified as a single malt), this time aged for 26 years before those Boutique-y folks got their mitts on it.
Nose: Rich with honey and vanilla-y oak, the nose then builds with orange blossom, crunchy brown sugar and milk chocolate. Dried apricot builds underneath.
Palate: Darker fruit notes, blackberry and sultanas, emerge among fiery ginger root and allspice.
Finish: Toffee and grapefruit peel provide a pleasantly dry finish.
Overall: Flavour, depth and character. A top blended malt.