Wednesday 10 December 2014

Tasted #145: SIA Scotch whisky

In October we mentioned SIA Scotch and their successful Kickstarter campaign, and I've finally gotten around to posting up the tasting notes.

I have to say...this wasn't just any young Douglas Laing blend (not that that would necessarily be a bad thing). This was a very enjoyable, very "sippable" whisky, more complex than I'd expected.

SIA Scotch Whisky (43% ABV, NAS, Speyside/Highlands/Islay, Scotland, $49.99USD)
Colour: Orange-gold.

Nose: Spirity, but with tropical fruits (passionfruit, pineapple). After time, it smooths out and takes on a more complex nose with some oats and porridge joining the fray.

Palate: Not at all what the nose suggests. No fruit and not overly sweet (I'll be honest, I was expecting it to be quite sweet). Oats, grains, cornflakes, with some oranges.

Finish: Medium length, much the same as the palate. Slightest hint of alcohol burn at the end, but certainly not overly noticeable.

Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 92/100. Very moreish. The palate is the highlight, and (together with the nose) showed complexity beyond what I was expecting.


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