The Single Cask Whitlaw 5 Years Old

The Single Cask
Whitlaw 5 Years Old
The Single Cask

ABV: 57.6%
Country: Scotland
Style: Single Malt
Price per bottle: GB£63.00
Availability: Travel Retail

Phoebe Calver – 7.6

Nose: Interesting. Warming amber and sandalwood hints. Creamy mascarpone, herbal heather honey and tarragon leaves, physalis fruit and a little nutmeg.
Palate: A real undertone of earthiness comes through here, becoming medicinal and pretty hot. Green tomato stalks, chilli heat, and cocoa butter moisturiser. 
Finish: The heather honey survives the heat on this long finish. 
Comments: Water will be your friend here – it’s hot hot hot.

Christopher Coates – 7.9

Nose: Herbal. Tarragon, sage and basil. Some subtle medicinal notes. Porridge with honey and clementine segments. Apples and pears roasted with lots of burnt brown sugar. Pine and tree bark.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. Intense, with ginger heat. Concentrated tropical notes of ripe pineapple and papaya, with honey-coated granola. Raisins, sultanas and dried apple pieces.  
Finish: Medium-long. Tropical notes give way to caramel and tannins.
Comments: Quite complex, but the heat could do with taming.

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