Nose: A full-on fruit-based offering of ripe conference pears,
strawberry jam tarts, cherry turnovers, blackberry fool and orange peel.
Followed by wondrous waves of toffee apples, sugared almonds, Fry’s Turkish
delight, Haribo Tangfastics and ginger nut biscuits. The nasal nicities then
conclude with pink peppercorns, balsamic vinegar, freshly polished oak, wood
spice and oodles of red wine influences.
Palate: Even more fruit-based fabulousness, with strawberry
tarts dusted with ground pimento, Summer pudding, Müller Corner Red Cherry
Yogurt, orange oil and dapple dandy plums. The palatable pleasures continue with
McDonalds apple pie, creamy toffee, Cadbury Bournville fruit and nut bar, aniseed
twists, along with Jamaica ginger cake, clove, wood spice, tobacco leaf, and a
plethora of tannic and vinous influences.
Finish: A full-on and fabulous finish, that just keeps on
delivering and highlighting all of its decadent deliciousness!
Summary: It’s not often that you get to sample a genuine
whisky first, but for our recent Whisky Cellar Tweet Tasting, we did exactly that,
with this Pintail Glen Elgin 14 Year Old. The first single malt Scotch whisky
to be matured/finished in Floc de Gascogne Rouge barriques, from the Côte de
Gascogne and Armagnac regions of South West France. Richly rounded and truly
epic it is too! It’s also a testament to the striving of dramming excellence by
The Whisky Cellar, who in our opinion continue to be one of the most exciting indie
bottlers on the block!