Kate and Mark are back people! Campbeltowns premier whisky power couple have once again gathered a plethora of whiskies for our olfactory stimulation.

This is the fourth outturn from Watt Whisky, and it and it features six whiskies from near and far!

Lets have a look….

Glen Elgin Single Malt

Region: Speyside

Age: 14 years old

Vintage: 2007

ABV: 51.3%

RSP: £64.95

Colour

Pale Gold

Nose

Custard creams and ripe banana, held together with mango and melon gel.

Palate

Great alcohol integration, you barely notice it at 51.3%. Mouth coating and generous, apricots, pineapple and melon in a zingy sorbet.

Finish

Medium long with clear treacle sweetness.

Linkwood Single Malt

Region: Speyside            

Age: 13

Vintage: 2007

ABV: 59.3%

RSP: £67.95

Colour

Pale Gold

Nose

Takes a moment to open but sprigs of mint, and crème ingles and a very slight lemon curd presents in the background.

Palate

Nutty and fudgy, much more expressive than the nose with a medium cling. Pine nuts, hazels and almond with mint and vanilla fudge.

Finish

Palate notes hold on for a medium fade.

Paul John Single Malt Whisky

Region: India

Age: 4 years old

Vintage: 2016

ABV: 57.1

RSP: £84.95

Colour

Deep Gold

Nose

Rye dough and toasted sesame seeds with clove and juicy tangerine.

Palate

Spicey and sweet with dates and plumbs, cinnamon, nutmeg and stewed apples. Rich feel that coats the whole mouth.

Finish

Long and doughy with inflections from the spice and tangerine.

Ardmore Single Malt

Region: Speyside            

Age: 9

Vintage: 2011

ABV: 57.6%

RSP: £71.95

Colour

Pale Gold

Nose

Rounded and pronounced, peaches and cream absorbed by a light but thick dry smoke.

Palate

Baked Alaska on fire, in a good way! Marange flambeed with triple sec and all held together with a prickly peat smoke. Mouth filling to the maximum.

Finish

Long and ashy!

Port Dundas Single Grain

Region: Lowland             

Age: 20

Vintage: 2000

ABV: 57.1%

RSP: £84.95

Colour

Deep Gold

Nose

Wood forward with vanilla and ground dry ginger and a touch of orange zest.

Palate

Medium cling with more oak forward flavours, more ginger rounded off vanilla cream and candied orange.

Finish

Medium length mirroring the palate.

Cambeltown Blended Malt

Region: Campbeltown

Age: 7

ABV: 57.4%

RSP: ONLY AVAILABLE IN CAMBELTOWN!

Colour

Pale Gold

Nose

Thick and oily with brambles and salted caramel.

Palate

Sweet tablet and macerated blueberries, coats the whole of the palate, slight tartness on the side of the tongue from blood orange and lemon zest.

Finish

Full feel with a long fade through oily lemony loveliness.

Overview

Right’o Lounge types. We have never experienced influx of independent bottlers quite like what we’re seeing at the moment. They seem to be popping up all over the place. The law of averages would suggest that they can’t all be good.

Let me be absolutely clear.

WATT WHISKY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

In a market where it would seem that anyone can pop up with any spirit, chuck it in overactive casks and call it “The art of maturation”. Kate and Mark are well practiced at this, and they cannot in any way be accused of jumping on the band waggon. They understand whisky and its complexities, and perhaps most tellingly, they believe that it is made for drinking.

If you’re the kind of person who cares about the longevity of the whisky category, and you’re looking for a new smaller indie to “support”, you can do MUCH worse.

But hey, what do I know!? Get out there and prove me wrong!

Thanks for popping in again, Loungers!

See you soon.

Connas.