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Lochlan Blended 8 years old

Class Supermarket Blend

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mReview by @mattatec

31st May 2013

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  • Brand: Lochlan
  • ABV: 40%

Apparently made for Tesco's by Whyte and Mackay this is a really good cheap blended 8 year old scotch.

Some similarity to Bailie Nicol Jarvie on the palate, same citrus acid bite.

Firstly it's commendable for the traditional green bottle, beautiful simple label and cork top. They also haven't gone crazy with the caramel colouring.

At £18 (I picked it up on offer for £15) it's really good value compared to the usual blends at this price.

Nose - Old oak and light smoke, citrus bite, sherry in the background. There is a definite sweet, tropical fruit note like pineapple or pear drenched in cream.

Palate - Sweet cream first followed by the wood/sherry cask. Burnt sugar, slightly salty and bitter, some whispers of smoke that then return to the fruit cream note. Full and rich. Not overly sweet which I like.

Finish - Medium in length. Bitter citrus bite, with oak returning late. Ending smokey cream.

Very surprised with this. If you're UK based you should give it a go if you like BNJ or similar quality blends as I do.

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