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Orbis Aged World Whiskey

Distillery: St James
Name: Orbis Aged World Whiskey
Region: All over
Age: N/A
Chill-filtered: ?
Strength: 40%
Batch No.: N/A
Bottle Size: 3cl
Price: £38 (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Light, cereal, honey
Taste: Light, sherry, honey, cereal, spice
Finish: Short, cereal, dry
Rating: 5/10

This should be quite an interesting whiskey, after all it is made up of whiskies from 5 different countries, Scotland, Ireland, Japan, America and Canada. It could go one of two ways I guess.

Well straight off it has a light nose with cereal notes in the foreground and just a hint of a light honey. Nestled in the background though is a slight metallic note at first but this begins to fade shortly after pouring.
Onto the palate and it is again light but strangely has definite sherry characters present too. The cereal qualities are still present from the nose as is the slight honey but there also comes an unexpected spice to it, almost like a good rye has. The finish is relatively short and dry with the cereal notes carrying throughout the whiskey.
The nose is not bad, nothing too complex but can still be enjoyed. The palate is a real mix of characters though, very interesting. A good summer dram I reckon that would actually go quite well with a greasy/fatty meal due to that dry finish, it would cleanse the palate quite well I think.