Robert Graham Living Cask (January 2014)
We've all considered making our own blended malts, and some even do it using the heels of bottles or samples to make their own and then there are companies like Robert Graham who do it for you as part of the Living Cask series.
I bought this dram back on the 10th January 2014 and it's sat in my whisky cupboard since so it was most definitely time to give it a try.
No details on what might or might not be in here other than all Malt Whiskies and all at 40%
This is seriously tasty stuff, very familiar and if I were to guess I'd say there was more than a touch of a slightly smoky Bunnahabhain in here it almost reminds me of many of the single cask light to medium peated Bunnahabhains out there.
I will definitely be picking up more recent versions of this dram to compare and contrast with this one and definitely recommend giving it a try.
Pop over to the Robert Graham site to pick up a small 20cl of this and give it a try yourself.
really fruity to begin with here but with a hint of something menthol creeping in, almost like halls cherry soothers but with more gentle tinned fruit salad, it's got a slight whiff of peat but it flirts with your nostrils, touches of runny honey and Mr Kipling French fancies also
Light and gentle with that puff of peat smoke, very familiar feeling, sweet fruity notes with light fig and prune notes mixing with tropical fruit salad and a gentle note of smoked cedar wood.
Light fresh tropical salad and a chiminea with smouldering cedar wood in the background