My Thoughts on 3 Label 5 Drams

Label 5I'd heard good things about this blended whisky Brand which seems to only be available in France, or from some very specialist shops or at the Glen Moray distillery in Elgin, who have the same owners, and especially as their bottling plant is 5 minutes from my house.

I'd like to thank Iain (@iain_g_allan) the Visitor Centre Manager at Glen Moray for the very generous samples of of the Gold heritage and 12 year old and Franck (@lacavedecobalt) who blogs at La Cave De Cobalt for being so kind to do my whisky shopping for me in France.

This is a blended whisky brand which gets little to no recognition in the UK and it's a real shame as it's very good stuff, the 12 Year Old is my favourite of the bunch and i really need to speak to Iain (@iain_g_allan) after Christmas about visiting him and picking up a bottle of the 12 year old before the summer.

If you see this dram, or brand, anywhere give it a go, it really will surprise you just how good it is.


Label 5 12 Year Old

Label 5I'd heard good things about this blended whisky Brand which seems to only be available in France, or from some very specialist shops or at the Glen Moray distillery in Elgin, who have the same owners, and especially as their bottling plant is 5 minutes from my house.

After discussing with Iain (@iain_g_allan) the Visitor Centre Manager at Glen Moray how much i was interested in label 5 and had arranged a bottle of the Classic Black from France Iain let me know that he had some at the distillery and would send me a sample of the 12 year old.

Seriously sweet and fruity this is a fabulous dram with lots of tinned pears in syrup and those cherries from the tinned fruit salad hiding in there. a very easy drinking dram, this would make a fabulous summer refreshing dram to have whilst waiting on the BBQ cooking.

Thanks again to Iain (@iain_g_allan) for the generous sample.

 

Serious amounts of fresh fruit in here lots of tinned pears in syrup touches of light oak and some gentle fruity jelly belly jelly beans sweet tree sap and a hint of rich tea biscuits

Sweet and sour chicken with tinned pears and the cherries from tinned fruit salad in syrup and rich tea biscuits with a hint of cinnamon

Sweet pears and rich tea biscuits

Bottle Name: Label 5 12 Year Old
Age: 12
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Label 5
Bottler: Label 5
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


Label 5 Classic Black

Label 5I'd heard good things about this blended whisky Brand which seems to only be available in France, or from some very specialist shops or at the Glen Moray distillery in Elgin, who have the same owners, and especially as their bottling plant is 5 minutes from my house.

This particular dram i sourced via fellow whisky blogger and enthusiast Franck (@lacavedecobalt) who blogs at La Cave De Cobalt and was kind enough to buy a bottle at a french supermarket for me and send it all the way back to Scotland, this was however before i realised i could have purchased in one or two places in Scotland.

This is a really sweet and fruity dram, rumoured to have a fair amount of Glen Moray in the blend, this is really quite a nice soft basic blend that is perfectly drinkable andactually one of the better basic blended drams i've ever had.

Available in france for around €12/15 a bottle this is well worth buying to sip and sip or use as the dram for those who like a mixer at Christmas.

 

Straight pour from the bottle it's quite youthful edgy and slightly dirty, left for a few minutes it goes sweet fresh fruit salad with melon and fruity pineapple in syrup with some light oak and malt loaf creeping in with a hint of smoke

Fruity oaky and malty there's a definite youthful popcorn note but it's still very pleasant ... Hints of fresh melon and grape in light syrup very sweet and easy to drink

Sweet tinned fruit salad in light syrup

Bottle Name: Label 5 Classic Black
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Label 5
Bottler: Label 5
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


Label 5 Gold Heritage

Label 5I'd heard good things about this blended whisky Brand which seems to only be available in France, or from some very specialist shops or at the Glen Moray distillery in Elgin, who have the same owners, and especially as their bottling plant is 5 minutes from my house.

I'd like to thank Iain (@iain_g_allan) the Visitor Centre Manager at Glen Moray for the very generous sample of this hard to find blended dram.

It still has that fabulous sweetness that is very more core to the range along with a lot of vanilla and maltiness that only comes from the whisky having spent time in quality ex bourbon casks, this really is a lovely dram that shows signs of age and respect.

Thanks again to Iain (@iain_g_allan) for the very generous sample.

 

Fresh fruit salad in syrup sweet Ribena and cherry vimto with gentle oak and freshly scraped Madagascan vanilla and green and blacks white chocolate with vanilla

Oaky and malty lots of dark dried fruit malt loaf and tinned pears in light golden syrup with hints of cinnamon and ginger

Light fresh fruity malty

Bottle Name: Label 5 Gold Heritage
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Label 5
Bottler: Label 5
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, Please Select


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