Hogshead – 52.8%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark gold
Nose: Fresh apples, honey, lemon zest, vanilla, pine wood, ginger and nutmeg.
Palate: Apples, sweet melons, vanilla, almonds, ginger, nutmeg and black pepper.
Finish: Long, fruity and quite spicy.
Overall: A smooth nose and a rather punchy but fruity palate make this undisclosed malt (probably from the Isle of Arran) a pleasant sipping experience.
Rating: 86/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a bronze medal, re-tasted for notes