Smokin’, The Gentleman’s Dram
Furthering my month of Blended whisky i had persuaded the guys from the #12dramsofxmas blind tastings to go along with #12blends. The purpose of #12blends is simple, 12 whisky bloggers and twitterers would send the other 11 a sample of a blended whisky marked only with their random number. The point being on a set day between 1st and 12th April that the other 11 would try to guess what the whisky is scoring points for Producer, Expression, Age and ABV with the overall winner being awarded a bottle of Compass Box Asyla kindly donated by the brilliant blended whisky producers Compass Box.
I've let it a few days before starting these reviews just so that i can catch up and also as some i have reviewed before, even though i'm unlikely to remember them.
Next up and day 7 was Danny (@dramstats) with Smokin’, The Gentleman’s Dram, a a whisky that had only been released onto the market little over a month before we started on this blenderific mission
My stupid guess for this was a whisky blender custom blend
Hints of very gentle smoke hit me first, with it reminding me of a lovely gentle Caol Ila, then it goes quite malty a mix of proper malt loaf and lightly toasted brown bread, there's a gentle plum fruityness that comes in after 5 mins in the glass, lovely stuff
quite gentle, lovely light malt start with quite a
malty with a touch of smoke and fruit