21 May 2013

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #8

Tamdhu 10 Year Old
Nose: Oloroso sherry soaked raisins and sultanas, Fry’s Chocolate Cream, warm spiced peach cobbler, plum jam, sugared almonds, vanilla infused poached pears, fresh fragrant oak, a subtle suggestion of Limoncello liqueur, lime zest, a pinch of mixed spice and a squeeze-ette of Molton Brown black pepper body wash.
Palate: Fry’s Chocolate Orange Cream, Amontillado sherry, stewed prunes, sultanas, bread pudding, McDonald’s apple pie, bouts of opulent youthful oak, cold black English breakfast tea, quince jam, lightly toasted almonds, cinnamon led mixed spice infused caramel and a binding spirity edge.
Finish: A surging sweet lingering sumptuousness, that then evolves into something dryer and woodspice dominant.
Summary: A real seductive temptress on the nose but a little rough around the edges on the palate. But do you know what, that’s by no means a bad thing and in my mind just adds to its character.