21 January 2014

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #32

Royal Lochnagar Triple Matured
Friends of the Classic Malts Exclusive
Nose: The molten hot and cinnamon led spiced innards of a McDonald’s apple pie, homemade peach cobbler filled with calvados soaked sultanas, Sainsbury’s egg custard tarts topped with an extra dusting of nutmeg, McVitie's Jamaica ginger cake, crème brulee, orange sherbet, sugared almonds, polished leather and charismatic cloud of charred oak.
Palate: Wood smoke, sweet oak, apple and blackberry crumble topped with toasted oats, spiced baked pears, Encona Thai sweet chilli sauce, ground white pepper, buttered slices of Jamaican spiced bun, lemon curd, sugared almonds, aniseed balls, a slightly over-sweetened gooseberry fool and a mug of strong black builders tea.
Finish: A lip-licking, long, lush, sweet and spicy smacker of a finish.
Summary: A decadent and deeply delicious drop of dramspankery, from one of the lesser known (but definitely worth exploring) names in the Diageo dramming armoury, and one of the first releases in a new range of triple matured whiskies made exclusively available to the Friends of the Classic Malts. What's not to love?