A few years ago Diageo launched two new Singletons: the Tailfire and the Sunray, both very quaffable, nice whisky’s that would do very well on a sunny terrace with a board game. A year later, in 215, this Spey Cascade was added to that range, targeting the same audience.
The nose is honeysweet on honey, toffee, oatmeal, nougat and almonds, with some famer’s butter and baked apples. A hint of oak and even a lost raisin.
The arrival is soft, not quite creamy and mildly spicy. It is even a touch astringent and dry. It is all about baked apples now, followed by nuts and a hint of cherries.
The finish is short and leaves the mouth a bit dry, with a salty edge at the death.
It is somewhere between the Sunray and the (slightly better) Tailfire, almost as if the two were mixed together. Very friendly prices at 25 to 30 EUR. Lovely entry level malt, but nothing more.