Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in a Solera Vat.
Mid gold with an orange hue in colour, the swirl line is medium thick on my Copita, and it drops quite thick legs. #thewhiskeychaps
The nose on this too seems higher than 40% ABV, and it does have more substance for me. The fruity/spicy/wood aromas are better married and fuller. Red berries, aromatic wood, and raw linseed, it also has the evergreen boughs like the 12yo #thewhiskeychaps
I have to say that I’m getting an old style bubble gum too, which is rather nice, and digestive biscuits and apricot pastries too. #thewhiskeychaps
Nose: Not as heady on the ABV as the 12, there's an almost odd peach aroma, along with the sweetness and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and expressed orange peel – quite a Christmas feel to this one for me. #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃🇺🇦 (@whiskeychap) August 11, 2022
Slightly improved mouthfeel initially, and now I’m getting a sweet sherry mouthful of stewed fruits, with strawberries and raspberries. Almost the syrup from a can of fruit salad chunks. #thewhiskeychaps
Blood arrange zest, some grapefruit too, with black currants, it’s all fruit for me. Black pepper does appear but it’s not overly peppery. #thewhiskeychaps
Medium long in length, and much like the palate tbh. Perhaps dark chocolate and mocha right at the end. It does stay spicy tbh. #thewhiskeychaps
I agree, much prefer it to the 12. This is definitely one to tell the other-in-law to get me for xmas #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃🇺🇦 (@whiskeychap) August 11, 2022
Well, i have to say i enjoyed the flavours in this 15 year old, it’s a marked improvement on the 12 year old in many ways. The mouthfeel is better, the ranges of aromas and flavours are too, and it’s better married also. It’s not one i’d purchase purely because of where i am on my whisky trail, but it’d definitely be worth paying the extra to buy this over the 12yo offering.
I personally think this is a good 2nd stage whisky for someone new to it all, it’s not a bold dram but it’s definitely offering that bit more, to widen the experience of flavours available in whiskies.
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