- Brand: MBWS France
- ABV: 40%
Found a bottle of this blended Highland malt at a local mall and bought it just to try. Turns out this scotch is French. Yeah, master blender is fourth generation Robert Fleming and it comes from the Highlands, but this is French.
So the label is half in English, half in French, and producer is based in Bordeaux. Who's that producer? Marie Brizard! But somehow they say nothing about this whisky in their portfolio and Glenroger's, or Glen Roger's, or Glenroger o Glen Roger have no webpage of their own.
Whatever. So something's fishy in Den... France, and let's try this.
A crystal clear filtered dark amber pour yielding boatloads of tobacco to begin with, also clove and leather. What you would call, if you would, a "masculine" odor, just as if these were manly aromas, and flower blossoms or sweet scents were female atributes. I hate these distinctions; I guess they have to do with parfumes, but then again, your guess is as good as mine.
Okay, let's continue with the review: mouth starts somewhat sweet, smooth and smoky, leading midpalate to warm tones and new, reinforced, boring "manly" notes, leading to a medium-lasting, tobacco-ladden finish. I'd say their primary target is French medium-aged men who haven't had that many drams in their lives, but then again, what do I know...