The Wine Societys Special 14 Year Old
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 is day 11 with Dave (@Whiskydiscovery) with The Wine Society's Special 14 Year Old, now on the basis that half of us had never even heard of this we were all going to struggle.
a brilliant choice and for members at only £25 a litre this is a cracker of a dram.
My stupid guess for this was Compass Box Asyla .
Image courtesy of Dave (@Whiskydiscovery) from Whisky Discovery
Initially quite a large malty nose on this, with sweetness underlying it, the sweetness to me is quite lemony, theres a honey quality to this too. there's some underlying sherried fruit notes and some very nice fresh vanilla pods
a touch of smoke then it goes very malty, buttery/creamy mouthfeel and soft sherried fruits
way too easy to drink, easy going a lovely dram.