Vega Blended Malt 40 Year Old Sample
3cl / 43.1%
- Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
- The Perfect Measure
This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
Vega Blended Malt 40 Year Old North Star
Vega Blended Malt 40 Year Old Reviews
Tasting notes from Serge Valentine, WhiskyFun.com
Nose: Doesn’t feel very ‘blended’, and does feel very classically sherried, without excesses, with a perfect chocolate-iness, some cigars, a touch of hessian, some blackcurrants, some old oloroso, a little earth, whiffs of clean old wine barrel, and a handful of wild mushrooms. Proper raw chocolate beans, torrefaction, roasted coffee… Everything’s just impeccable.
Mouth: It’s the freshness that’s pretty impressive, the fruits (freshly squeezed orange juice with cloves), and the light chocolate/coffee/clove combo. Gets then more oloroso-y, darker, with more bitter chocolate and ‘crunching coffee beans’. Mexican mole sauce. Body and strength are just perfect.
Finish: Medium, on oranges and chocolate. Jaffa cake, orangette, Demerara sugar. A touch of beef bouillon and black tobacco (Gauloise) in the aftertaste, plus mushrooms, penny buns, shitake…
Comments: Did you notice that we haven’t used the word ‘oak’? Not even once?
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