Review: Crafted Blend 12 Years Old 2003 – ÒRDHA • MEAS

Category: Blended scotch whisky

Origin: ?

Bottling: Murray McDavid – Crafted Blend

ABV: 46%

Cost: £TBA

Score: 80/100

Murray McDavid - Crafted Blend

What they say:

Crafted Blend

ÒRDHA • MEAS 2003 Autumn 2015

Our Òrdha Meas blend has been crafted from first-class single malt and single grain whiskies including Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glengoyne, Port Dundas and Cameronbridge. After marrying, these spirits have been allowed to mature further at our traditional dunnage warehouses. The result is bright, tangy citrus elements that make themselves apparent from the first in this delightfully dynamic whisky. Deeper on the nose, the mellifluousness of honey coated fruits and toasty biscuit scents drizzled with creamy vanilla and the slightest touch of cereal and currants. The tongue is enveloped with more honey and velvety vanilla, finishing with soft oak and the gentle touch of cloves. The art of whisky blending at its best.
Aged 12 Years
CRAFTED BLEND
  • Region All 5 whisky regions
  • Bottled October 2015
  • Wood Sherry cask
  • Finish Sherry cask
  • Batch# 1
LIMITED RELEASE
REF15/154
70cl/46%Vol

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What I say:

Sampled as part of the #MurrayMcDavid twitter tasting

Colour:

rich amber gold (10/20), medium tears leave medium-loose legs

Nose:

Toffee/plastic coated fruit, barley, citrus, vanilla, short sharp hits, banana & strawberry, spices coming through

Taste:

Caramel sauce, lemon juice, butterscotch, marmalade, brown toast, honey, yellow grapefruit, healthy breakfast!?

Finish:

Medium, sweet citrus lemon zest