This whisky is a blended whisky, made up of 40% malt whisky and 60% grain whisky. It is the only blend that AD Rattray make and again it is based on a historical blend, which was produced by James Sword & Co in Glasgow. We tasted it during a tweet tasting session.
Appearance: Clear Golden Honey Colour
Aroma: Initially, my nose was filled with light ginger biscuit spice and then as I nosed there were stewed apple flavours and vanillas.
Taste: Initially creamy, sweet and light, like custard creams, custard tart, or just custard, which I think means my over riding first impression was that of custard.
As I drank more and delved into the flavours more, I found a richer, more interesting middle flavour profile to the dram. This part of the dram also held a rich, fruity stewed apple flavour and some darker sweeter spices, like a cinnamon
There was also a white pepper spice that emanated from the middle of the dram and coats the middle of the palate. This warmed the mouth and led the way to a classically bourbon barrel-esk woody finish.
Mouthfeel: This is a light and mellow blended whisky.
Overall: This is a very easy drinking, mellow whisky which is sweet and creamy. I found it to be very drinkable, if a little closed at first. When the dram sat in the glass, there were more interesting spicy notes, which were revealed. For less than £20, you cant really go wrong!
Real Dram Factor: 6.8
More Information: AD Rattray Website
Buy Online: 70cl bottle for £19 from AD Rattray