For UK readers - anyone tried this, or have an idea of it might "really" be? Dalmore maybe?
It's £17.99 at my local co-op.
"Judicious selection and the precise balance of American white oak and Oloroso sherry wood, delivers our most vibrant expression - robust yet elegant, with an aftertaste of brilliant complexity." Flavour profile is "spice, citrus, vanilla".
Compare with Co-op's:
"made using locally grown barley, which is then matured in sherry cask barrels and American white oak... The result is a deep gold mahogany whisky, with warm notes of citrus and exotic spices and a long, lingering aftertaste."
The Fettercairn 12, on the other hand, has no mention of oak, sherry, or a similar flavour profile. Would be very happy to get a Dalmore 12 for the price, but possibly not the Fettercairn, as they don't have very good reviews!....
They aslo seem to gave stopped making it: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12400
So.... has anyone out there actually tried the Co-op one?
Recommended - though may not be easy to find, as I've only seen it in one local Co-op.
I'm not a massive fan of Dalmore 12yo, but it's a bit of a bargain at 20 quid, & i'm 99% certain that's what it is. Was researching what it could be in "Black Isle" area, & concluded it was moest likely Glen Ord, but this does not nose or taste like Glen Ord or any of nearby distilleries, tastes & smells exactly like Dalmore 12:- old sherry cask, thick, almost cloying "marmalade" sweetness, slightly nutty finish. Appears to me to be 1/2 price Dalmore 12, only difference from distillery bottling might be that it's very slightly lighter (Splittin hairs here). I live in Aberdeen, Dalmore 12yo normally £38-40, so this is a serious bargain. Slainte!
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