Single Grain Scotch Whisky
46.3% ABV / RRP: £110.00
Nose: A feisty full-on fruit fest of red delicious apples, vanilla infused poached pears, maraschino cherries and orange peel. Followed by Müller Corner blueberry yogurt, tea steeped prunes, Jamaican spiced bun, Quality Street toffee pennies, aniseed twists, Edinburgh rock, white pepper, sweet oak and righteous amounts of rye spice.
Palate: A punch of pimento and garish amounts of ginger lead the palatable charge, along with sea salted crackers, digestive biscuits and a cinnamon heavy apple pie. Those maraschino cherries and aniseed twists make another appearance, and are very quickly joined by dulce de leche, toasted oak, caramelised fennel fronds, After Eight mint chocolates and more of that ravishing rye spice.
Finish: A sweet, rye-spiced and all things nice, medium (but in no way short changed) kind of a finish.
Summary: Having been blown away by a visit to their then newly opened distillery in 2016, I was genuinely thrilled to be able to finally sample their inaugural release. It certainly doesn’t disappoint - with all of its right rollicking rye roundness, and it makes for an excellent tease for what is to come release wise over the coming years.