Limited edition Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020.
Appearance – This whisky is dark amber in colour, it has thinner teardrop legs.
Nose – A higher ABV possibly, there’s still some menthol, there’s bonfire ash here, sweet cherries, stoned fruits too with lemon and pineapple, there’s a germoline note too. It’s almost confectionery behind the peat, this is definitely sweeter on the nose.
Nice and oily Lots of oak and woody notes, herbs and earthy notes. Again, lots of ABV! Tingling on the roof of the mouth and tongue. #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) December 10, 2020
Palate – It’s instantly salty, not as spicy for me, pineapple, pears, salted bacon again, nuttiness, a little smoke/peat, not as much as I expected tbh. There’s sweet lemon too, but so salty for me. It’s making my lips tingle too, ABV? so oily and syrupy.
Second sip provides a more fruity palate, plums, cherries and blackberries. #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) December 10, 2020
Finish – The finish is also medium long, still salty, cigar leaves, cinnamon, and more refined I’d say.
My thoughts – I had a feeling i’d tried this before, and i had. Its so oily, salty too, with wonderful depth, it does stand out as one of the best whiskies released in 2020.
Might be!#thewhiskeychaps— Brian’s Malt Musings🥃 (@MaltMusings) December 10, 2020
Notes – This bottling is natural in colour, and non chill filtered.
Would i buy a bottle? – Damned right i would, and i’ve yet to meet someone who wouldn’t to be honest.
Thanks to – @MaltMusings (Twitter), for our blind samples and accompanying pictures.Follow @MaltMusings