Whisky Review: Riverflow
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Undisclosed Speyside Distillery (Auchroisk)
- Bottling: Morrison & MacKay
- ABV: 46%
- Cost: £31.95
What they say
Following on the theme set by Morrison & MacKay’s The Big Strand, this is a single malt from one of Scotland’s most prolific hisky producing regions – Speyside (The Big Strand was an Islay single malt). They’ve left which distillery produced this whisky a mystery for us all to ponder over.
What I say
Another sample thanks to Tom at Tom’s Whisky Reviews, a fellow Morrison & Mackay or Carn Mor fan.
Three different vintages from an undisclosed Speyside Distillery was matured in a mixture of first fill and refill ex-Bourbon casks before being married together to create this expression.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Light straw gold (3/20), slow fine tears, tapered fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet honey, gristy and cereal barley malt, hints of citrus, lemon and lime zest, plus orchard fruits; apple, pear, peach, vanilla, candied peel, fresh orange peel and milkybar/white chocolate buttons.
- Taste: Medium-full bodied, vanilla and marzipan Danish pastries, orange peel and pith, lemon citrus, white pepper and some white/fresh oak wood bite followed by more pasty and biscuit cereal barley notes, a touch of heather honey and golden syrup sweetness, brandy snap and stem ginger biscuits.
- Finish: Medium, sweet vanilla, mixed biscuits with a sprinkle of white pepper spice.
A very enjoyable and accomplished mystery Speyside expression with a palate that is slightly thick with honey and syrup, a great single malt at the price!
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