Tweeddale Batch 1
The following are my notes from taking part in a Twitter Tasting of Tweeddale Whisky Batches 1 to 4 as organised and presented by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire .
The first time Tweeddale had been blended in 70 years and batch 1 was ready in May 2010. In batch one the single grain whisky is 10 years old, the eight single malt whiskies range from 10 years old to 21 years old. It contains Scotch Whisky from the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside and Islay.
This is my first time trying this and i'm blown away by the quality of this dram, it's obvious Alasdair knows whats he's doing from this "first attempt"
Initially a slight maltiness, lathered in green and blacks white chocolate with madagascan vanilla, hints of peach and nectarine also, there's a drop of manuka honey in here, with some flashes of green tea, some feshly picked heather in there also.
There's a hint of smokiness here, followed by malt loaf and then sharp fruits finished off with cardomen seeds and cloves.
tangy and spicy with a hint of freshness.