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Pure Scot

Pure Scot
Virgin Oak 43 Blended Scotch Whiskey

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 43%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Pure Scot
Virgin Oak 43 Blended Scotch Whiskey

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 43%
Medium amber color. Rubbery, roasted aromas and flavors of rubber eraser, roasted whole banana, cedar closet and saw dust, and singed fabric with a lightly tannic, bright, dryish medium body and a peppery, crisp finish that presents notes of pencil shavings, honeyed biscuit, campfire logs and leaves, and pepper finish. A very oak-forward smoky blend with a careening balance; serve with a bit a of water.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: rubber eraser, roasted whole banana, cedar closet and saw dust, and singed fabric
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pencil shavings, honeyed biscuit, campfire logs and leaves, and pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very oak-forward smoky blend with a careening balance; serve with a bit a of water.

The Producer

Bladnoch Distillery US

The Producer
2414 Shadyridge Ave
Escondido, CA 92029
USA
1 619-459-0911

Blended Scotch

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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.