Distilled 19/8/09,1st fill Ex-Bourbon barrel, 188 bottles.
This bottling was blind tasted during our Whiskey Chaps blind tasting #3 on the 7/1/21 with @RockNRolla60 and @gordonsmith63, Twitter follow buttons are at the bottom of this review.
Extra notes from sampling this whisky again after the blind tasting are added to the end of the notes in brackets.
Appearance – This one is lighter than dram 1, very light gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line straight away, and drops slow thin legs and teardrops hang on the glass.
#thewhiskeychaps Dram 2 appearance : – lighter in colour , medium legs on the glass— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) January 7, 2021
Dram 2 appearance: White wine, light gold. Again, coats the glass well #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
Nose – Wow, that’s some ABV, must be closer to cask strength, and so far not like any whisky I can remember. Lots of sweetness, lemon cubes, Turkish delight, caster sugar, also a little dusty. I detect some bbq meat notes, and some menthol, there’s lots going on here for me, ( cake pastry, cocktail cherry syrup).
😆😆 it smells much stronger, try a 40% drop against a Cask strength drop, worlds apart tbh, it’s when it’s in between it’s harder to guess for me.#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) January 7, 2021
#thewhiskeychaps Dram 2 nose :- lemon menthol damp grass .— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) January 7, 2021
Definitely mate 👌 and I’m getting more cherries, and I’m wondering if it’s smokey. #thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) January 7, 2021
Palate – Hand rolling tobacco, very dark chocolate Orange, chilli’s, ginger, not the sweet stuff though, black liquorice, I like this. There’s also some nuttiness, and candied lemon slices too, (icing sugar, a little drying).
On the palate it's lovely and chocoilatty. Really nice and, dare I say, smoooooth! hahah This has a lovely depth, feels luxusious and the (hpefully) higher ABV works very well with the balance of flavours going on. I don't get the heat yet, but liking this one #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) January 7, 2021
On Palate Still Getting Apples But More Warm Cinnamon Apple Pie , Pastry & Sharp Citrus At The End #TheWhiskeyChaps— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
I adore black pepper in any drink. Interesting to know what this one is then. #thewhiskeychaps— Crocidolite (@Crocidolite11) January 7, 2021
Finish – I’m going long side of medium here, still quite spicy, not too much wood though, mainly dark chocolate, Orange rind, lemons, tobacco leaves, and white pepper, I like this one too Sean.
Again I agree, I could very easily sit with a few of these tbh.#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) January 7, 2021
It’s loverly mate tbh 👌#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) January 7, 2021
Yup !! Remember I Said The ABV 59.9%— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
The Finish For Me Is Giving Off Sweet Warming Spice A Bit Like Those Cinnamon Nutmeg Coffees #TheWhiskeyChaps— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
#thewhiskeychaps Dram 2 this one doesn’t do it for me I’m afraid , wouldn’t buy it 😂🥃— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) January 7, 2021
Nope 👎— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
Yup !! Just Aboot There— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
And the sample was.
MICK !!! Shout What You Se …. Taste 🤣🤣🤣 Wrong Program— RestlessNative (@RockNRolla60) January 7, 2021
Notes – This bottling is presented in its natural colour, non chill filtered and at natural cask strength.
My thoughts – Another super bottle of whisky, I’m a fan of Loch Lomond whisky to be honest, and this is definitely one i could sit with of an evening and savour, it has some rather dark flavours for an Ex-Bourbon cask, very nice. On initially nosing and tasting i got aromas and flavours in new combinations for me, always an exciting thing to find.
Would i buy a bottle? – Yes without a doubt, this bottle came tied first place for me on the evening, super stuff.
Picture credit – @RockNRolla60
Thanks to – @whiskeychap, @RockNRolla60, @gordonsmith63 and @Crocidolite11Follow whiskeychap Follow @/RockNRolla60 Follow @gordonsmith63 Follow @Crocidolite11 Follow @thewhiskeychaps Follow @StillSurreal