Nose – Herbal and grassy with sweetened smoke.
Palate – Chocolate oak over spicy, earthy smokiness. Complexity rolls over the tongue.
Finish – Smouldering burnt heather on Highland hills.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
Auchentoshan Three Wood 5cl
This Unique Auchentoshan Three Wood Whisky Has Been Matured In Three Different Oak Cask Types. American Bourbon Whiskey, Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt And Finally Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt.
The Marriage Of These 3 Different Finishes Produces A Rich Complex Whisky With Incredible Toffee And Sherry Oak Flavours.
Nose – Inviting Nose With Gooseberries, Riesling, Sherry And Some Toasty Notes.
Palate – Clean, Lively Entry Into The Mouth With Keen Passage Across The Palate, Fine Texture And Good Balance. Good Oak Infusion With Some Soft Brown Sugar And Fine Malt.
Finish – Long, Lingering Finish.
Ben Nevis 10
Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Is A Superb Introduction To The Distillery’s Style This 10 Year Old Single Malt Is A Firm Representative Of The Western Highland Style.
Nose – Fresh And Quite Dry. A Supple Greenness With Soft Leafy Notes With A Rich Fruitiness. Hints Of Orange And Seville Marmalade With A Light Vinous Character And Nutty Undertones.
Palate – Gentle Dryness. Toffee. Looming Omnipresent Are Solid Peat Notes With A Bitter Sweetness.
Finish – Silken, Toffee And Caramel Notes Balanced With A Touch Of Mochaccino And Dark Chocolate On The Tail.