There's a long and complicated explanation as to how I came to hear about Dram Orach but I'm really glad i have heard about, and tried, this lovely blended whisky.
Initially developed for the export markets in China and Australia this dram is now beginning to be seen in the UK and when the opportunity arose to try it I was excited to give it a try.
The nose is grown up and enticing, although it has that youthful popcorn note but I enjoy that, the palate is light enough to be one you need to, and want to, work at and deep enough to give you lots to see.
Like many blended whiskies I'd like to see them presented in at least 46% ABV and without any added colouring as I think the mouthfeel would improve and become more oily, however please don't let it put you off as this dram is seriously drinkable and for around £25 a bottle it is serious bang for your buck.
Get out there and ask your local whisky specialist to be stocking this, in the meantime it is also available from Master of Malt both as a full bottle and as a 3cl sample.
Thanks to the guys at Dram2o for the generous official sample.
Now this is nice, there's a hint of that youthful popcorn and gentle sweet grain notes followed by galaxy milk chocolate loveliness, sweet malt loaf, it's silky smooth with really tropical fruits coming though in the background with a mass of pineapple chunks being the strongest fruit that appears.
Chocolate and malty it's like a combination of smooth galaxy milk chocolate and malty ovaltine, some sweet sugar coated dried pineapple and a touch of cinnamon combine to keep the palate interesting
Sweet with a lick of cinnamon but shorter than I'd like
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