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- Brand: Malts of Scotland
- ABV: 50%
Malts of Scotland from Paderborn (Germany) launched it’s first single grain whisky. It’s a first batch, which probably means – depending on the success, I suppose – that more batches will follow. I am fond of single grains, in particular Greenore (which I also collect), so I’m very curious about this one.
After the initial whiff, in which your nose gets overpowered by the alcohol, the sweet nose reveals itself. Creamy butter, banana, caramel. But also a touch of smoke, like a struck match.
It offers a good mouthfeel and even a kick to the teeth because of the spices. Sturdy fellow. The second sip offers the subtle tastes of honey, cereal cookies and green banana, but also hints of apricots and even some dark fruit. Could this be a sherry cask? I do believe so, despite the pale color.
The finish lasts longer than I anticipated and vibrates with heat on caramel and spices.
This is a surprisingly good grain whisky, that rivals the quality of Greenore. If anyone knows where it was distilled, I’d be interested to find out. You can purchase it for less than 30 EUR, which is a bargain, I feel.