Grants Triple Wood Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended Scotch accounts for a huge amount of the whisky sold throughout the world, and yet many whisky bloggers, writers and so called experts are quick to jump at them not being great, but they are, thays why they sell so much! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the new Grants range of blended Scotch.
This bargain priced blended Scotch has been matured in three types of cask, americon oak ex bourbon, refill ex bourbon (so it held bourbon, then scotch, then scotch again) and virgin oak casks. The lack of European oak casks means a lack of that dried fruit note that many like but it does not mean its not packed with flavour.
Buttered popcorn, apple struddle and big pastry notes, this has got a grain heavy base, with vanilla and light sweetness and is a little prickly, but that does add to the character.
Available from Supermarkets for around the £15-18 mark this isn't going to set the heather alight, but it will be a dram you could drink as a session dram with friends whilst putting the word to rights..
Thanks to The Whisky Wire for including me in this tweet tasting.
Apple struddle, its got those stewed bramleys for sure, then a hint of pastry and those big sugary bits you get on the top of a struddle, slight window putty, a touch of buttered popcorn also in the background with a hint of toffee apple on the final edges.
Light fresh fruits, melon, lychee and very well cooked apples, that buttered popcorn is back and then a hint of spiced ginger biscuits, it really tingles on the palate
Short but ginger tingly
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