August 16th - 2019

Whisky Tastings and Notes​ From:

Master of Malt & our Chairman: Benjamin Chappell 

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - The Original

The Original is the flagship single malt Scotch whisky from the Glemorangie Distillery in the Highlands. Matured in a combination of first-and-second-fill American white oak casks for 10 years, the expression is a benchmark for creamy, approachable single malt. A long-running go-to dram for many whisky enthusiasts (including a few here at MoM Towers), this stuff is superb as an aepritif, though more than suitable for enjoying on a cooler evening.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Very fruity and thick. Rich notes of lemon, nectarine and apple. Spices.

Palate: Fresh and balanced, vanilla. Boiled sweets, very creamy, tiramisu, toffee.

Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty and very fruity.

Benjamin Chappell - ​notes

As some may know this Whisky is one of my favourites from the Glenmorangie distillery 

Has a light straw colour to it.

 

Visual Texture: Light. 

Nose: Mix of fruits, vanilla and spice

Taste: No water needed. Has a creamy vanilla taste at the start, then toffee apple and moves onto sour sweets.  

Finish: Sharp and sour, dry and crisp.

Just stunning!

My Rating score 96//100

Priced at £29.50

70cl, ABV 40% 

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old

If sherried single malt is very much your thing, then GlenDronach is a name you should get to know very well. The distillery resides in the Highlands, busily working away on some incredible expressions, with sherried malt sitting at the core of many of them. This particular dram, The GlenDronach 12 Year Old, is allowed to age in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez casks from Spain, resulting in generous helpings of dried fruit and Christmas spice running through it. Bottled without chill-filtration or additional colouring, you can expect great stuff from this approachable single malt.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Rich cereals, struck match, raisin, cinnamon, caramelised sugar. Opens with some sweeter PX and lots of delicious raw ginger before becoming creamier with hazelnuts.

Palate: Fruits, peels, buttery. Pain au chocolat, a little marmalade on toast before becoming firmer and nuttier with spiced raisins.

Finish: Smoky toffee and nut brittle.

Benjamin Chappell - ​notes

A wonderful dram for the Sherry Whisky lovers! 

Has a Tawny colour to it.

 

Visual Texture: Light to Medium. 

Nose: Honey and caramel, cereals and lemon and limes 

Taste: One teaspoon of water needed. Beautiful rich toffee apples at the start, then moves on to salted caramel with hints of dark fruits

Finish: Sweet, with mix of rich toffees  

Very nice whisky for a great price. Definitely a dram to enjoy with some dark chocolate.

My Rating score 81//100

Priced at £40.95

70cl, ABV 40% 

Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year Old

Relaunched in 2016, Green Label is arguably the richest horse in the Johnnie Walker stable. This blended malt whisky travels the regions of Scottish whisky production and conveys the whirlwind of flavours to your mouth. Hearty.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is quite rich and full. There are notes of mocchaccino and espresso coffee, wood smoke and a fireplace, a touch of bitter chocolate and oak.

 

The palate is of medium-body with notes of crisp cereals, coffee beans and chocolate, a date note with a touch of walnut.

 

The finish is quite long and spicy with honeyed sweetness and oak.

Benjamin Chappell - ​notes

Not a massive Johnnie Walker fan, however this drop of Green is divine and definitely went down well in the club 

Has a Deep Copper colour to it.

 

Visual Texture: Light to Medium. 

Nose: Smoke, bbq, honey, dark chocolate

Taste: One teaspoon of water needed. Beautiful rich dark chocolate at the start, then you are hit with nutty yet smoky notes 

Finish: Smoky, rich, spicy and hints of honey  

Wonderful Whisky and would pair perfect with a cigar

My Rating score 87//100

Priced at £41.65

70cl, ABV 43% 

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