Lochlins Blended Scotch Whisky
Lochlins Blended Scotch Whisky, NAS, 40 %
Today I present a very reasonably priced blended scotch whisky from producer Accelerate Brands AS, a Norwegian company as far as I can tell. The whisky also appears to only be available in Norway, along ith a few other similar brands they have. The dram in my glass today is the Lochlins Blended Scotch Whisky.
Here is what the producer says:
"Lochlins Blended Scotch is a classic blend of whiskies from grain and malted barley from different regions of Scotland, and matured in old oak drums for 3 years. It is an amber-coloured, pure-style Scotch with grain-driven aromas with notes of citrus and herbs, and a pure taste with medium body and smokiness."
This must mean that the whisky has been matured in old Madeira drums at 650 litres. Those are the only drums I have heard of. These are huge casks and the fact that it is also stated old which I read as meaning well-used, we can little to no cask influence here.
You can buy Lochlins Blended Scotch Whisky in Norway at NOK 250 for a 50 cl PET bottle (3749802).
Nose: Mild, fairly closed upon first sniff. Bananas and milk chocolate. Hints of perfume and air freshener. A faint hint of smoke.
Taste: Medium to skinny body. Fairly bland, as if it has all been diluted. Milk chocolate, white pepper, banana, ginger and vanilla. Some maltiness. Again the faintest traces of smoke.
Finish: Medium long finish, which is a bit of a surprise. Mild notes of banana and chocolate sponge cake. More perfume towards the end. A bit too much for my taste.
Comment: Not that bad actually, but fairly meh.