Summer is coming so i'm on the lookout for entry level light unpeated whiskies. This is pt1 of a head to head with Glenmorangie 10. This will be a pretty short review as I didn't find many good things to say about this one.
Nose: Not much here. Some grapes, green pear, something resembling unsalted saltine crackers. And bitter.
Palate: Bitter. Not a coffee bitter. Vinegar bitter. Very bitter. Takes over everything. Some sweetness there but you can't focus on it because of the sour bitterness. Like soaking sour skittles in vinegar.
Finish: Short. Bitter.
Overall: If rubbing alcohol is a 50, then this isn't much higher. Maybe the worst single malt whisky I have ever had. Or whisky for that matter. Only can go up from here so bring on the Glenmorangie tomorrow night.
@Victor it's from my own bottle that has been open for about a week. I also am a bit perplexed because I read other reviews after posting this and no one had this problem with overwhelming sour bitterness. Even my girlfriend took and sip and said 'bleck.' Maybe it's a bad bottle/batch. But there is no way I would ever get this again.
@casualtorture Bad bottle is exactly what I was thinking. If it was stored improperly in the store (exposed to heat, sunlight etc...) it could be the reason it was off. But with all the different whiskies out there, I get not buying it again.