Strathcolm Extra Special
A non age statement single grain from Angus Dundee, the guys behind Tomintoul, Glencadam etc, part of a new range of single grains which includes an 8 year old and a 12 year old.
The 8 year old is more expensive than this one so let’s put this as a grain whisky younger than 8.
It’s ex bourbon matured and has very little to offer on the nose and palate, for me it’s most definitely too young to be released as a single product and I hate to say I wouldn’t buy it.
However if this was used as a base for a martini, or in a long drink during the summer it might have some merit.
You can try it yourself, this is available to buy from Master of Malt (including as a 3cl sample) and other specialists.
Very very light, the nose matches the colour in that there isn’t much of it, aniseedy, with time time in the glass its menthol and mint toffee, very light still
more very light mint toffee, watermelon and light fruits, hints of aniseed hiding too
light spice and sweet watery fruits