House of Malt Speyside 15

 

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.

This sample was one of three from the House of Malt Secret Bottling Series. I was lucky enough to take part in a Twitter Tasting involving all three bottlings. Read about the #HoMSecret Twitter Tasting here.

Colour:

Bright gold.

Nose:

Sweet, malt, sherry and fruit. After awhile a hint of almonds came out – the mix of almonds and fruit come together as Bakewell tart.

Palate:

Creamy, honey, vanilla and fruit. A touch of oak and a slight nuttiness.

Finish:

Creamy, malt, nuts and fruit. Possibly a touch of smoke.

Overall:

Much more depth compared to the Highland 10. The Bakewell tart on the nose took a little while to show itself but when it did it made for a really interesting experience for what initially seemed like a fairly straightforward dram.

 

Notes:

Taken from House of Malt Website.

 

Tasting Notes

 

House of Malt Speyside 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Nose: Sweet and malty nose, a definite sherry comes through on the nose.

Palate: An amazing thick mouthfeel, acacia honey, toasted almonds, buttery toast and vanilla oak.

Finish: Sherry and cinder toffee coat the palate beautifully for a medium length creamy finish.

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