I’m not normally a fan of added caramel.
But if you are going to use it – do it with style.
This Beinn Dubh Flying Scotsman release makes no bones about the added caramel.
To get a whisky this dark by wood alone – even if heavily charred port casks are used – is pretty difficult without E150 – yet the Flying Scotsman is a very pleasing dram.
Yes it’s sweet – but not beyond the usual parameters – and there’s a lovely rich flavoured malt coming through on the taste & finish.
A novelty whisky befitting the panache of the famous steam engine it’s named after.