Blend of Glenallachie, Glentauchers, and Macduff – 43% ABV
Thanks again to Dr. Matt Lurin for his review of the Single Cask Nation Undisclosed Islay 7yo. His review reminded me just why we selected that cask. Pow! It was a cracker!
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Please don’t take this as an insult to the whisky. Quite the contrary. If anything, these two images simply illustrate the style of each whisky. This Samaroli is soft, gentle and at total comfort to spend with.
On the nose — Peppermint and chamomile tea, cured olive brine, and clean pool water. Ribbon candies, lemon water and cereal boxes (the paperboard itself). A little bit of pear and quince (the fruit, not the jam).
In the mouth — Like drinking the song “Easy Like Sunday Morning.” Soft, sweet, floral, a bit peppery but all in all, oh so easy! Still more peppermint and now white tea. Medium oily mouth feel. Yellow cake, less the sugary sweetness. Wild flowers, green peppercorns.
Finish — Long, heathery, wonderful.
In sum — As with the other Samarolis I’ve tasted since the start of this calendar, this is soft and beautiful. You drink this for a completely different reason than yesterday’s Single Cask Nation selection. This is to relax with. Open it up and relax!