|Noss Head, Credit: HJSP82|
Noss Head (RRP £40)
46%, un-chillfiltered and with no added colouring, it's a lovely straw colour in the bottle and overall quite a light coloured whisky. You can tell this isn't going to be a sherried dram right away, but that's no bad thing
Nose:- Light citrus, sherbet and buttercream. (I love butter cream).
There's a fair breeze coming from the window that's making it hard to discern more. On the whole it's a very pleasant nose, not overly complex, but not a boring - malt, vanilla, vanilla - nose you get with some basic whisky.
As time progresses I can smell a lovely, yet light, fruitiness.
Taste:- Fizzy lemons, vanilla, faintest hint of orange.. orange bitters?
Finish:- Very much like the nose & initial taste.
A slightly spicy finish quickly recedes to leave a nice lingering sweetness.
On the whole this is a very nice, gentle and sweet dram. While it comes with no age statement the whisky is not overly harsh to drink. I would definitely consider picking up a bottle of this, £40 for a 1 litre bottle works out at ~£28 for a 70cl which would be a good price for this.
My non-whisky drinking partner actually quite enjoyed nosing and sipping a tiny drop of this whisky, which says something!
Thanks to Alembic Comms for the samples as part of the 14/8 Old Pulteney lighthouse series twitter tasting!