Rich biscuity smoke with some herbal notes on the nose. Round with a spicy mouthfeel. Solid, substantial and a great introduction to a light peated whisky for the uninitiated. Mild astringency on the finish.
Scored on 2nd Dec 2012 @ 10:07 PM · Tasted on 2nd Dec, 2012 · Comments (0)
I've always loved peaty scotch, but now I'm starting to prefer the gentleness and subtle complexities of many Hihgland and Speyside malts. So this Double Black is bridging that gap. The peat on the nose softens to a smoother vanilla on teh palate andfinishes with a lingering warmth. Not an exceptional whisky, but very enjoyable.
Scored on 23rd Oct 2011 @ 5:51 PM · Tasted on 12th Oct, 2011 · Comments (1)
Soft peat and smoke followed by fresh fruit on nose; lovely soft sweet peat on palate with touch of licorice following; sweet smokey and soft peaty finish. An excellent dram to introduce a novice to peated whiskies. And, an excellent value at $44 CDN for one litre at Duty Free shops/airlines.
Scored on 12th Oct 2011 @ 11:18 PM · Tasted on 12th Oct, 2011 · Comments (0)
I have been a whisky enthusiast since 2002 and began taking notes and assigning scores to whiskies in 2009. It was a way for me to focus on the aromas and flavours and remember what I liked and why. The Scoring Guidelines were developed in 2011 to provide an easy way for me to assign scores and ensure consistency.
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