What they say
Being made from 100% Islay malts, our Smoky Blended malt whisky gives you something to chew on. Once the cork is off, you are met with burning ash, baked seaweed, barbecued fruits and a medicinal undertone. Smoked sugar and salt meet smoked meats, rich clove and delicate honeycomb upon drinking. We use Pedro Ximenez butts and hogsheads for richness and depth and ex-bourbon barrels for sweetness and body. Using careful cask selection we can highlight the smokiness of the whisky and blend a well-balanced dram. Not too sweet, not too rich, and when you think the smoke is just becoming too much, we bring you right back to start again. Bottled at 46%, unchill filtered and with no added colour, this is a whisky for true smoky fans and those looking to broaden their palate alike.https://jgthomson.com/smoky-blended-malt-scotch-whisky/
Official tasting notes
- FLAVOUR PROFILE Smoky
- ON THE NOSE Ashy, medicinal & fruity
- TO TASTE Smoked meats, cloves & honeycomb
What I say
A Blended Malt whisky from J.G. Thomson labelled Smoky. A blend of 100% Islay malts matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-PX sherry casks.
- ABV 46%
- Age Undisclosed
- Bottler J.G. Thomson
- Bottling Batch 1
- Cask n/a
- Category Blended malt Scotch Whisky
- Cost £42.50 from J.G. Thomson
- Origin undisclosed
- Outturn undisclosed
- Region Scotland
- Released 2021
- Vintage undisclosed
My tasting notes
- Appearance White wine gold (5/20)
- Nose Lovely peat smoke, sticky, iodic and waxy, fresh lemon juice and candied zest, honey sweetness, briny and flinty, waves crashing on a flint beach? Arbroath smokies, some darker raisin notes have to fight their way through the smoke.
- Taste Sweet, cherryade, salted almond brittle, more iodine, sticking plasters and germolene but honey also in equal measure plus salted caramel, maple-cured bacon and soy-glazed pork. nomnomnom.
- Finish Long, sweet and smoky and medicinal and meaty.
- Overall Another superb blended malt from J.G. Thomson redolent of classic Islay notes, smoke, phenols, meaty, coastal and sherried to boot.
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