this time adult representative of Campbeltown.
Previously I tasted Campbeltown single malt from Glen Scotia. It was a 10 year old version, now it’s the turn for her sister, in the age of majority. I wonder how the additional eight years affected the tasting experience. Of course, not quite a literal and precise comparison test, as I do not know whether in the manufacturing process there were some significant changes.
The good news is that also in this case the color is natural, whisky is unchillfiltered and the alcohol level is 46%.
N: the very beginning with the first sniffing is a little alcoholic, it changes into freshness, soon becoming salty, sea breeze, and then turns into something sweetish like hard candy, vanilla, butter biscuits (butterscotch), there are also fruits, plum, watermelon and peach, the addition of water strengthens it all, there is also something sour and the black tea grounds,
T: as the younger version it is spicy and warming, a touch of peat?, yes it is peat, which in fact I haven’t detected in 10 years old version, watermelon, pineapple, peach, after the addition of water, fruits are highlighted, a little bitterness, more peat, which is, however, quite delicate, also some coffee and sugar, hard candy, dried plum and dried apricot,
F: long with fruits, oak bitterness and a touch of espresso.
According to my supposition older version gives a richer nose and flavour experience, but it remains fresh and warming. If I would be tasting blind I rather wouldn’t give this single malt 18 years, I think a little less. Whisky is very good, but I think I just expected something more.