My wife brought me back this miniature from Spain a few years ago.
Never got round to tasting it – until now.
Plummy sweet nose with a solid earthy feel.
Sweet & easy palate with a slight nuttiness.
Lovely turn of earthy spice on the rear.
Beats any brandy I’ve had before!
One to sip & savour.
I picked up these a while ago.
Travel retail NAS – non aged statement – offerings seem to be the ‘thing’ right now.
Being a category leader – I thought I’d give them a go.
This is soft, sweet easy going malt for the masses.
Any sparkle of life & vitality has been sucked out by added caramel & chill filtration.
The Reserve Cask did have a prickly spice on the finish to give it a lift – but the Select Cask was just sweet, honeyed, biscuity malt.
Fine if you like that sort of thing – but no – they did nothing for me.