Back today with a mystery dram, asked to do #blindtaste
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Region : Islay ✅
Age : 18YO ❌
ABV : 54% ❌
Bottler : OB ❌
Distillery : Lagavulin❌ / Caol Ila
If I've to choose the distillery I may have went with Lagavulin.
Nose: high abv initially, but after leaving for a while, it doesn't hurt the nose much, leaving prominent leafy medical notes with herbal like nose
Taste: prickly warmness grows , buttering the entire palate with menthol like feeling , with some drop of water bitter sweetness lingers at the side of the tongue with a hint of wood
Finish: medium to long warmness , peatyness lingering , with a touch of oil, and some bitterness
After revealing discussion.
- taste doesn't feel like 1st fill sherry , I would have guessed it was matured under bourbon due to the bitterness influence.
- need to breathe for a while
- I find the peat a bit too harsh for me
Overall nice dram , thank you 👍🏻🙏🏻
Score : 87, WB169768
Penned by Chris Yeo (Instagram: @ChrisYeo.Whisky)