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Malts of Scotland Glen Speyside Class 18 Year Old

Brownie Dram

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

30th Jun 2011


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  • Brand: Malts of Scotland
  • ABV: 50%

After the success of the Glen Peat Class and Glen First Class in 2010, the German indie Malts of Scotland decided to launch two new ‘standard’ bottlings. The Glen Grain Class, a single grain, and this Glen Speyside Class. Let’s find out if it’s fruity and sweet as the name suggests.

Indeed, the nose is wonderfully sweet with white fruit (apple, pear), marzipan, honey, granulated sugar, but I also get some sherry notes like raisins and candid sugar. Very fruity, as expected.

On the palate, this one is creamy and soft as silk. The sherry associations take the upper hand now. I get raisins on alcohol and figs, followed by almonds and some oak. Drinks away dangerously easy.

The finish is very sweet and warming, medium in length.

This is a true dessert dram, that I would recommend with chocolat brownies. If I were a gambling man (which I’m not), I’d bet this was a Glenrothes. It reminds me a lot of the 1987 vintage. The Glen Speyside Class is friendly priced for a good 18 Year Old.


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