well. It does not have a good reputation and this entry level malt does little
to correct that. Much better than the Loch Lomond single malt, but that is not
saying much. Around 30 EUR. Stay away from this.
The nose is rather
flat on caramel and grain cookies, sweet malt and ginger. Vanilla and some
mint. Loads of nuts after a few moments. Some chocolate. But it also has some
wet cardboard, which is somewhat off putting. The nose is not bad, but still
far from good.
On the palate, it
goes downhill pretty fast. Loads of oak, making it somewhat dry. The nuts
return – sugared almonds? The wet cardboard is there as well. Worse than on the
nose, in fact.
The finish is soft,
but quite woody.