Label 5 Classic Black
I'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