Full Review

Carlyle

Carlyle
Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17.99

Carlyle
Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Medium amber color. Aromas of green apple, sugared corn flakes, bananas foster, and murphy’s wood soap with a lean, soft, dryish thin body and a silky, breezy pear taffy, graham cracker crust, allspice, and squash finish. An approachable blended scotch for a crowd.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: green apple, sugared corn flakes, bananas foster, and Murphy's wood soap
Taste Flavor: pear taffy, graham cracker crust, allspice, and squash
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Tom Collins, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An approachable blended scotch for a crowd.

The Producer

Saranty Imports

The Producer
201 Tressor Blvd, Suite 500
Stamford, CT 06901
USA
1 301-547-0047

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Blended Scotch

Spirits Glass Glencairn Scotch Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Blended Scotch whiskies require a mix of dozens of different malt whiskies to be combined with grain whisky in order to create the desired blend. The individual percentages of each malt whisky may be small, but each contributes its unique character to the blend. A blender will thus need to buy or produce a large amount of different malt whiskies in order to maintain the consistency of the blend. Thus, for a malt whisky distillery, the single malt may get all of the glory, but the blends ultimately pay the bills.