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11/04/2013 Grants Ale Cask Reserve

Grants Ale Cask Reserve 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 3 was Rod (@rodbodtoo) with Grants Ale Cask Reserve a dram i'd had before and didn't recognise, DOH.

My stupid guess for this was Robert Burns Malt NAS 40%

Bottle Name Grant's Ale Cask Reserve
Bottler William Grants
Distiller William Grants
Age* NAS
ABV 40%
Nose this starts off quite malty but there's an underlying sweet citrus note that reminds me of lemon cheesecake, i'm going to guess at quite a high malt content
Taste again quite malty to taste, not as sweet as the elements of the nose had suggested
Finish perfectly quaffable, easy drinking with a touch of heat