Thursday, March 19, 2009
Royal Lochnagar 12yo 40%
This is from the new packaging of the Royal Lochnagar 12yo but I don't think that they changed the whisky. Lets have a try!
Nose: Sweet and malty with some stewed fruit notes. A touch grassy, lemongrass, almonds and some white chocolate.
Taste: Light, very drying cereal notes - like a barley loft with some moulding lemons in the corner.
Finish: The finish is a little off, not sure what but just a little bit bitter and very drying with not much else going on. Maybe a faint faint hint of peat smoke but blink and you've missed it.
Comment: If this was a report card it would say something like "must try harder" or "not making the most of its potential!" Ok but should be so much better.