MoM: ‘A blended whisky created by Whisky Magazine from parts of the hundreds of samples of malt whiskies, alongside a selected grain whisky sent to them for review each year. The blend was then finished in Pedro Ximénez casks’.
Bottles were given away to ticket holders of this year’s Whiskylive .
N: They say beggars can’t be choosers, but a beggar I gave a huge measure to after Whiskylive, immediately identified a less than impressive palate but a decent enough nose. I find it a rubbery lightly styled snifter with a sulphury<rubbery spirit-y pong, shelled monkey nut oils and burnt caramel. It’s better than it sounds.
T: With sulphury rubber bands=distillate tails throughout, we’ve a tempered aniseed/black pepper-heated malt accompanied by heavily browning bananas in clingfilm, B’loonies=tea lights and a drop of peanut oil mixed with banana>sweet chalky cabbage liqueur - a mash-up indeed. Despite the rubberiness there is a relatively reasonable waxy malt centre.
F: The creamy yet woody-dry vanilla constantly vies for attention against yet more rubbery distillate and quite some buttery>herbal, cocoa, plastic-y=waxiness. As fragile as old skin at the death.
C: Random blends of this nature [e.g. The Last Drop WB0 or Signatory’s Supreme blended malt WB0] seldom excel, but this is no failure of its ilk given it’s drinkability - in the right circumstances. A hearty cheers to Whisky Magazine.Scores a near miss