Chocolate Coke Float
Cask No. 125.71
NOSE: This nose is so complex, it’s hard to know where to start, or which descriptors to focus on. Here are some starters: Jelly babies. Jasmine. Chalk on the blackboard. Mulled wine. Blackcurrants. Macadamia & honey muesli. Fantales. Oak. Old wooden tennis racquets. Porridge with brown sugar. We could keep going, but.....
PALATE: Crikey! This is intensely flavoursome! It’s all structured around beautiful oak, with just a hint of roasty/toasty highland smoke. We found Maltesers, malt, plum pudding, prunes, Fantales, and just all-round rich sweetness. The flavours are long and lingering.
FINISH: Milk chocolate, more Maltesers, more toasted oak, and Horlicks. Exceptionally long.
COMMENTS: “A massive classic” wrote the Cellarmaster, long before we’d unveiled the label on the sample bottle. “One of those top whiskies that is so good, sweet, and tasty, one feels no need or desire to pick it apart. I just want to drink it in large quantities. It transcends analysis”. “One of the best!” wrote Mr Chapman. “Symphonic and marvellous” wrote Mr Cowie. Two panelists gave this the highest scores they’d ever awarded SMWS bottlings during their many years’ service to the Local Tasting Panel. Enough said. Oh.....ignore the age: This is proof (once again) that whisky doesn’t have to be old to be good.
UK Tasting Panel: What a sensational colour given the age. The nose lives up to the colour, rich, sweet and spicy like grilled tofu in hoisin sauce, grill-charred vegetables and pickled onions with balsamic vinegar and honey next to an orange cake with a brown sugar glaze. The taste does not disappoint either; chocolate plum pudding with raisins, walnuts and figs, spare ribs covered in barbeque sauce and accompanied by Fentimans Curiosity Cola. Careful adding water; aromas of a mozzarella tomato salad with a salted buttered fruit malt loaf followed by chocolate covered coffee beans. The taste now is like a coffee liqueur with cinnamon and nutmeg. A most unusual and fascinating example from this distillery famed for the tallest pot stills in Scotland.
Colour: Coke Float ice lollies