I have just cracked open a bottle of 12 year old blended whisky which costs about £20 from the distillery minus the pruice of a tour, if you take one.
The start is rather off-putting and slightly underweight and spirity. Perservere, however, and you will be rewarded with one of the sweetest whiskies ever and certainly the sweetest blend I have tasted. It is almost liqueurish and has strong overtones of honey and syrup. It is also decidely moreish in nature so be careful. It gets smooter and smoother the further down the glass you get, unlike some other whiskies, so pour yourself a large measure.
In the same category, it beats Chivas Regal 12 year old hands down. It is almost completely different from Bell's 12 year old and Johnnie Walker's 12 year old and offers something to the palate that drinkers of these blends may not have encountered before.
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