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Coop Smooth White Caribbean Rum, 37.5%

I do love trying out these entry level own brand offerings.

There’s no pretence, airs & graces or big price tag.

Smooth Rum c/othewhiskeynut

Just plain & simple no nonsense spirit.

There’s a smidgen of information with this one.

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Blended in the Netherlands using Caribbean Rum & bottled in the UK for the Co-op.

A fairly soft & subtle nose with a faint kiss of funk.

Nice mouthfeel.

Growing heat on the finish with a soupçon of spice to keep it entertaining.

A pleasant easy drinker.

Sláinte

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Raisthorpe Manor, Game Keepers Tipple, Blend, 40% & The English Smokey, Single Malt, 43%

I’m working my way through a rather large lockdown purchase of miniatures.

They were chosen to try out spirits I’d not encountered before & have proved very entertaining.

These 2 whiskies are English based.

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The cheeky chappy enjoys a pleasant whisky. c/othewhiskeynut

Raisthorpe Manor are a fine food & drinks company operating from a farm in Yorkshire. Their Game Keepers Tipple is a sourced Scottish blend & comes in a handy flask shaped bottle to match the humorous character on the label.

Light brown in colour.

Displays a very mild honeyed nose.

The palate is sweet & mellow with a good mouthfeel & pleasing depth of flavour. It reminded me of a Highland style.

A touch of spice on the rear appealed to me.

A very pleasant easy sipper.

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Delightful light smoke. c/othewhiskeynut

The English Smokey is distilled in Norfolk.

I’ve previously encountered their Chapter 15 heavily peated offering & was impressed. This is a milder version.

Softly peated aromas greet you.

Mild on the palate, the smoke gradually rises in intensity leaving a drying mouthfeel.

A lasting prickly tingling wraps up this lovely single malt.

Very nice.

I couldn’t say either are outstanding – but both are very engaging.

Anything with smoke almost automatically wins out for me – but Raisthorpe’s Game Keeper performed admirably.

Fine whiskies indeed!

Sláinte

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