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
Age: 14 years old
Custard creams and ripe banana, held together with mango and melon gel.
Great alcohol integration, you barely notice it at 51.3%. Mouth coating and generous, apricots, pineapple and melon in a zingy sorbet.
Medium long with clear treacle sweetness.
Linkwood Single Malt
Takes a moment to open but sprigs of mint, and crème ingles and a very slight lemon curd presents in the background.
Nutty and fudgy, much more expressive than the nose with a medium cling. Pine nuts, hazels and almond with mint and vanilla fudge.
Palate notes hold on for a medium fade.
Paul John Single Malt Whisky
Age: 4 years old
Rye dough and toasted sesame seeds with clove and juicy tangerine.
Spicey and sweet with dates and plumbs, cinnamon, nutmeg and stewed apples. Rich feel that coats the whole mouth.
Long and doughy with inflections from the spice and tangerine.
Ardmore Single Malt
Rounded and pronounced, peaches and cream absorbed by a light but thick dry smoke.
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.
Long and ashy!
Port Dundas Single Grain
Wood forward with vanilla and ground dry ginger and a touch of orange zest.
Medium cling with more oak forward flavours, more ginger rounded off vanilla cream and candied orange.
Medium length mirroring the palate.
Cambeltown Blended Malt
RSP: ONLY AVAILABLE IN CAMBELTOWN!
Thick and oily with brambles and salted caramel.
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.
Full feel with a long fade through oily lemony loveliness.
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.