So as you can see in my Own Blend post, I decided to try something different. On my first tasting of the blend I have the following included:
- Cardhu 12 year old
- Clynelish 14 year old
- Dalmore 12 Year Old
- Edradour 10 year old
- Edradour 13 year old Natural Cask Strength
- Jura Superstition
- Jura Diurachs’ Own
- Mackmyra The 1st Edition
- St George’s Chapter 11
- Talisker Storm
- Tomintoul 12 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
That’s quite a list of some very different whiskies so I don’t know what to expect..so lets get stuck in.
So the result of these whiskies is a light golden coloured dram with the most bizarre nose I have ever experienced, unsurprisingly. There is an initial hit of smoke and then sherry, both quickly giving way to marzipan and an amazing amount of sweetness; summer fruits also have a high presence.
Onto the palate you again get hit with an initial smokiness from the Talisker Storm which actually continues onto the finish. Funnily enough the second flavour coming through is again sherry, but quite subtle, and then onto the summer fruits with a little sweetness, reminding me of the Mackmyra, it seems to follow the nose almost exactly on the first sip. The finish is relatively short but has a lovely smokiness combined with a spicy, dry oakiness to it. I obviously have no idea what the abv is but it does have a bit of heat to it, but only on the finish.
Well it’s interesting I’ll give it that, strangely enjoyable as well actually. Okay it’s no award winner but then I it was never going to be, but it is nicer than I was expect if I’m honest. I am looking forward to future tastings to see just how this progresses, because lets be honest, I have no idea what else will be going into this and therefore no idea what the next iteration of it is going to be like. I’ll keep you posted.