Monday, December 19, 2011

Malt Mission 2011 #405

St. Isidore
Blended Scotch Whisky
41.4% abv
£50


I am sure if you are reading this then you are likely familiar with the back story, but...


Master of Malt, clever 21st century spirits merchants and genuinely lovely people, came up with the idea to get a group of bloggers to take part in creating a blended whisky. Simple as that, really. And thus the work-in-progress formerly known as THE BLOGGERS BLEND was born. 


Read Jason's backstory HERE.


TASTING NOTES:


Complex, deep and fruity with wood, wood smoke, and all the promise of the industrial revolution. 


Wow. Thick. Hearty. Real vanilla, spice and fruit again all swoddled in a blanket of fragrant wood smoke, finishing with a toasty, buttery and popcorn-y character and a resurgence of fruit, now more dried or even burnt. Lovely. 


SUMMARY:


Chewy and hearty with an Islay heart, not unlike a bowl of coal soup. While admittedly not the most elegant drop on the block, this beauty matches the complexity of some of the world's favourite malts, most premium blends, and reminds of the old-school blending stylings of mid-20th century Johnnie Walker Black and White Horse all for a fraction of the cost. What's more is that in the spirit of Christmas, all proceeds go to cover MoM's admirable investment in such a brilliant project. 


Think you could have done better? Now you can try to prove it. Master of Malt have assembled a Home Blending Kit fit for exactly what it says on the tin. 


6 comments:

Aimee Victoria Long said...

Nice post,


Aimee
www.whiskymerchants.blogspot.com

Scott at WhiskyExchangeShop said...

Cool idea the home whisky blending kit. Think I'll have to try that out. Thanks for the great blog. Scott

preeti said...

Really Nice post

Diver Dan said...

Hey have you guys seen this? its a machine that makes spirits smoother and brings out the flavors and aromas. this is the website http://mydrinkmachine.com/ they say that you can age spirits in the bottle after processing so I bought one to try it out. So far the thing I like most about it (apart from the taste)is that you don't get a hangover!!!

Florian said...

Interessting, good post.

joan21 said...

this is a great whisky, i drink one 5 years ago and is fantastic

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