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Bailie Nicol Jarvie 8 Year Old

Mega Blend

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mReview by @mattatec

21st Jun 2011

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Mega is not a suitable word to describe a whisky. But in this case it's accurate. It's a superbly blended drop. It's now become my favourite blend. I love the smoke from JW black but this has more depth, quite a bit more. It's slightly bitter but hugely rewarding, as the bitterness gives it bite. For only a few pounds more than teachers it's an absolute bargain. Much more satisfying than alot of single malts that cost a fair bit more. It's so well blended that my inexperienced palate finds it hard to pick out notes. It's just a great rounded drink.

Nose - Orange and citrus, tar, spice, oak. Palate - Acid, slightly bitter, citrus and spice continues, barley sugar, caramel. Finish - Huge malt hit, medium length and sweetness, Peat/smoke (but in background), battery acid again (but it works).

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8 comments

mattatec commented

Forgot to add, the colour is very natural which is rare in a blend of this price. Most add a ton of caramel. Big plus point in my opinion.

8 years ago 0

@drinix
drinix commented

Very nice review! This blend is alas nowhere to be found nearby Vienna.

8 years ago 0

mattatec commented

Its fairly rare it seems. There is only one small shop in Manchester that has it.

8 years ago 0

@Pierre
Pierre commented

@mattatec You can buy it in Waitrose, so it's easy to get hold of in the UK

8 years ago 0

mattatec commented

Thanks Piero, in Manchester we only have small Waitrose shops which don't stock it unfortunately. I finally found a small specialist shop that does though so I'm a happy camper.

8 years ago 0

@Pierre
Pierre commented

@mattatec that's a shame because Waitrose in Southern England stock a reasonable range of whiskies, probably the best supermarket selection, with some stores carrying 30+ whiskies. You need to lobby your local Waitrose and tell them to stop favouring Southerners ;-)

8 years ago 0

mattatec commented

@piero it's amazing that Scotland is only 2 hours away and yet there is not a single shop in Manchester that has a specialist whisky section. Thanks for the great website ;-/

8 years ago 0

@IainVH
IainVH commented

I have noticed this blend has started to appear on the shelves of Sainsburys and Morrisons, so us Northern folk should be able to get hold of a bottle quite easily now. cheers.

8 years ago 0

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