Selection: Dram 242
ABV: 57.8% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Nose: Honey, young spirity ethanol, spearmint and then syrupy sweetness. Musty grain.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, a bit of heat. Young and spirit driven. Plums, caramel, toffee, strawberry and young must. Pepper, some tobacco, a good bit of ethanol.
Finish: Short, hot, loaded with fruits, sulfur and musty youth.
Overall: This was a really weird one. 9 years is typically more than enough aging time for scotch, but this felt incredibly young, and not even first fill sherry could cover up some strange notes. Not a fan, which is a shame.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect