Despite the comic name – this is a genuine whisky from Brazil.
It can be read as a cheap wordplay on ‘Escócsia’ – the Portuguse for Scotland.
Or perhaps a wry dig – depending on your point of view – regarding the latest incumbent of 10 Downing St & Brexit affairs.
Scottish whisky is so dependent on export sales that when Brazil sneezed due to an economic downturn – Scotch sales worldwide dipped.
Cockland – like many similar products – probably contains Scottish whisky in it’s makeup – along with locally produced spirits.
There wasn’t too many surprises when I cracked this one open.
The golden colour is resplendent of added caramel – noted on the back label.
A soft caramel nose with a hint of butterscotch malt.
A smooth, easy, light – even honeyed palate – slipped down gently with a slowly growing pleasant heat.
The roll out of Brexit has more depth & complexity to it than Cockland Whisky – although both display the interconnectivity of the globalisation of trade within their make up.
And whilst I can enjoy the gentle heat at the end of Cockland – I’m not sure if the finale of Brexit will be as delightful.