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30 Sep 2014
Notes from the September Tasting

September Whisky Tasting Line-up

Benromach: Single Cask

  • 8 PPM
  • No Age Statement
  • Alcohol: 60.4%
  • Tasting Notes Aroma Very malty, honey, orange peel, hint of chocolate, cantaloupe

    Palate Slightly salty, honey, chocolate, orange peels

    Finish Soft peat smoke honey and malt

Jura: Prophecy

  • 37 PPM
  • No Age Statement
  • Alcohol: 46%
  • Tasting Notes Aroma Caramel, cinnamon

    Palate Sweet caramel, pepper

    Finish Chili

Laphroaig: 10 year

  • 40-43 PPM
  • Age: 10yr
  • Alcohol: 43%
  • Tasting Notes Aroma Burning grass, seaweed

    Taste Earth, coal, saltwater

    Finish Smoke

Compass Box: The Peat Monster

  • Link
  • 30 PPM
  • No Age Statement
  • Alcohol: 48.9%
  • Tasting Notes Aroma Sweet and Fruity

    Taste Oak, botanicals, floral, coppery, sweet, smoky bacon, hint of papaya

    Finish A lingering sweetness, more peat, floral: roses and violets, sweet spice, oak

Chichibu: The Peated

  • 51 PPM
  • Age: 3 years
  • Alcohol: 50.5%
  • Tasting Notes Aroma Wood, vanilla

    Taste Vanilla, lovely viscosity

    Finish Wood, citrusy maltiness

Caol Ila: Distillers Edition

  • 30-35 PPM
  • No Age Statement
  • Alcohol: 43%
  • Tasting Notes Colour Deep amber gold

    Aroma Citrus, bath oil, mouthwash

    Palate Toffee, citrus, and coffee

    Finish Smoke and fruit

BenRiach: Septendecim

  • Link
  • 35 PPM
  • Age: 17 years
  • Alcohol: 46%
  • Tasting Notes Colour Summer gold, freshly harvested barley

    Aroma Apples, Toasted Nuts

    Palate Honey-infused raisins, roasted nuts

Lagavulin: 16 year

  • 35-40 PPM
  • Age: 16 years
  • Alcohol: 43%
  • Tasting Notes Aroma Iodine, sweet spices, so much smoke

    Palate Malt, cherry, peat, oak

    Finish Figs, dates, smoke

Til next time,
The Whisky Oriented Development team

Whisky Oriented Development

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