Old St. Andrews Tweet Tasting

Old St Andrews Tasted as part of the #OSAWhisky Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire.

There were four drams in the range from the 3 year old Clubhouse to the 15 year old Nightcap all of which have a real familiar note that runs right through them, all of these cracking blends deserve the time to be taken to try them and appreciate them, they are well made blends and work well as easy drinking session drams.

my personal favourite of the bunch was the Fireside, that hint of lovely smoke just edged it for me.

You can pick these up from many places including The Green Welly Stop.


Old St. Andrews Clubhouse

Old St Andrews, ClubHouse This Old St Andrews Clubhouse is a 3 year old entry level dram, normally sold in both miniature and full size in golf ball shaped bottles.

For such a young whisky the initial preconceptions are that it would not be great, but in fact it's actually a very drinkable session dram.

Tasted as part of the #OSAWhisky Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire.

 

Initial toffee notes with that youthful popcorn note that comes with gentle hints of Madagascan vanilla creeping through also

Sweet toffee with hints of spices and pepper creeping in too.

Spicy and toffee'd

Bottle Name: Old St. Andrews Clubhouse
Age: 3
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Old St Andrews
Bottler: Old St Andrews
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


Old St. Andrews Fireside

Old St Andrews, Fireside This Old St Andrews Fireside is a 12 year old blended dram, normally sold in both miniature and full size in golf ball shaped bottles.

This dram was my favourite from the bunch, whisps of smoke entwined with lashing of sweet ceamy fudge and some sweet honeydew melon, lovely stuff.

Tasted as part of the #OSAWhisky Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire.

 

Soft sweet vanilla fudge creamy with edges of fresh fruit salad and hints of warming nutmeg and touches of smoke

Smoke comes here first before sweet dried fruits and edges of fresh melon

Sweet and gentle with hints of smoke

Bottle Name: Old St. Andrews Fireside
Age: 12
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Old St Andrews
Bottler: Old St Andrews
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


Old St. Andrews Nightcap

Old St Andrews,Nightcap This Old St Andrews Nightcap is a 12 year old blended dram, normally sold in both miniature and full size in golf ball shaped bottles.

The oldest of the range we tasted this was lovely with really big Malty notes and bit fresh tropical fruits, a little too much of the dark fruit sherry notes for my current liking but what a lovely dram that would genuinely make a lovely nightcap.

Tasted as part of the #OSAWhisky Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire.

 

Sweet melon and gentle dunnage warehouse malty notes combine with some edges of dried dark fruit

Malty with dark fruits of raisins and hints of fresher fruit salad with a gentle tweak of smoke

Sweet and malty

Bottle Name: Old St. Andrews Nightcap
Age: 15
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Old St Andrews
Bottler: Old St Andrews
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


Old St. Andrews Twilight

Old St Andrews, Twilight This Old St Andrews Twilight is a 10 year old blended dram, normally sold in both miniature and full size in golf ball shaped bottles.

Blends get ignored a lot by some whisky drinkers who have a snobbish view but this 10 year old blend is very easy to drink, lots of lovely sweet toffee and buttery notes and a sweet finish.

Tasted as part of the #OSAWhisky Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire.

 

Sweet and toffee filled with lots of sweet popcorn there's something doughy / biscuity and creamy also like a buttered digestive

Sweet and sickly with more sweet corn on the cob some gentle vanilla and hints of cask char

Sweet toffee pudding

Bottle Name: Old St. Andrews Twilight
Age: 10
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Old St Andrews
Bottler: Old St Andrews
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


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