The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing)
I've reviewed a number of Remarkable Regional Malts on this site over the last 6 years but this one was one that really did excite me, its not often an interesting affordable dram from Campbeltown is released.
The official script says "The Gauldrons offers a dry saltiness, with gentle peat smoke, a maritime quality and a dark sugary sweetness" and theres not much in there i would disagree with, for me it is a really sweet, creamy, oily, minerally delicious dram.
I've seen a few people not as impressed as I was, i think many of them are comparing this to a Single cask Springbank and it certainly isnt that. It is however very tasty and very much typical of the Campbeltown style.
I love this and will be making my way through a couple of bottles.
Many places have sold out now but it is still available from The Whisky Exchange.
Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.
Pear drops and honeycomb sweetness comes first, then a light dirty oily richness and salinity, chocolate wrapped mechanics rags and a Cadbury’s crunchie that’s melted on a warm car dashboard, malted strip sweets adds to the overall roundness and complexity.
Creamy chocolate crunchie and straight up honeycomb with a rich saline note and more of those melted strips, tasty juice.
A creamy Caledonian oyster with chocolate, warm metal notes growing and comforting
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