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House of Malt Speyside 15

Secret Bottling #2

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@GentlemanGrimmReview by @GentlemanGrimm

29th Mar 2017

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  • Brand: House of Malt
  • ABV: 40%

This sample was one of three from the House of Malt Secret Bottling Series. House of Malt based in Carlisle currently sell 3 expressions as part of their Secret Bottling Series:

"Our Secret Bottlings Series – is a range of very high quality single malts from Scotland’s best distilleries. The fact we don’t state the distillery on the label means we can offer this stunning whisky at just a fraction of the price it would usually be."

I was lucky enough to take part in a Twitter Tasting involving all three bottlings.

Colour:

Bright gold.

Nose:

Sweet, malt, sherry and fruit. After awhile a hint of almonds came out - the mix of almonds and fruit come together as Bakewell tart.

Palate:

Creamy, honey, vanilla and fruit. A touch of oak and a slight nuttiness.

Finish:

Creamy, malt, nuts and fruit. Possibly a touch of smoke.

Overall:

Much more depth compared to the Highland 10. The Bakewell tart on the nose took a little while to show itself but when it did it made for a really interesting experience for what initially seemed like a fairly straightforward dram.

2 comments

@GoodVintage
GoodVintage commented

never heard of this but will look it up

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@GentlemanGrimm
GentlemanGrimm commented

@GoodVintage they're sold by House of Malt - a whisky shop in Carlisle. Worth checking out not only for their own bottlings but they also run tastings and have a free whisky blogger/vloggers event in August run by a vloggers called Maltman Mike (can find him on Twitter).

about one year ago 0

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