- Brand: ORPHaN BARREL
- ABV: 41%
- Batch: Diageo (Quebec)
This sample was given to me by a trusted and highly respected friend. These notes were penned while listening to a thirteen minute version of Loan Me A Dime by Boz Scaggs, featuring the incomparable stylings of Duane Allman on guitar.
On the nose is a subtle introduction of green apples with a wisp of ginger giving way to Werther's Original. After a few minutes at rest in the glass, vanilla and cola become evident. Canned corn and saw dust round this out at about ten minutes of air time.
The entry is soft, so very soft...and void of any dominant flavours, there is however a sweet iced tea note with a hint of maple butter.
The exit shows a faint peppery tingle that outlasts the sweet, dry finish of an extremely soft whisky.
There's not a lot going on with this whisky, not any complexity. The a.b.v. needs to be upped on this one in an attempt to amplify the flavour, possibly ncf and cask strength anyone? I have no doubt this an excellent base whisky, but at $200 per bottle, I'll remain baseless.