During a recent flight to the UK I have had the chance to sample to Drams, one was a “Travel Retail” only and over priced in my opinion, the GlenFiddich 19 year old Rum finish
It has a nice nose, but it also has a very powerful burn that is usually present in younger or potent drams, beside the burn the after taste left more peppers then anything else, so I did not find it appeasing.
The other was a 10 year Glen Deveron, which left me unimpressed to say the least, it was smooth, almost to a fault and with not discernible after taste, a dash of water did bring out some mild after-burn but all in all it was a very dull dram.
Suffice to say I did not purchase any of the above ones, I did however procured two other expressions:
* Linkwood 12 Years
* Arran Malt Robert Burns Single Malt
The Arran will be opened in the up-coming tasting (as we missed Burns night) and then I can update the space with the actual tasting notes.
Watch this space.