Whiskyblender is a website where you can blend your own whisky, according to a number of set parameters. You can choose six whiskies to mix and how much of that stuff you’d like to order (who goes anything less than a bottle, right?).
I don’t know how often they change their individual parts for the blend, but I guess they obtained some casks that they’re working their way through. That’s a pretty decent feat in these times, to get casks of decent tasting whisky. Of course, my thoughts immediately go to ‘I wish I could taste them separately and blend them myself’. I guess that’s quite expensive though.
Surprisingly syrupy with quite a lot of fruit. It’s a bit moldy, or musty actually. Pretty thick with a lot of lemon syrup. Barley sugar, with a bit of the spirit shining through.
It’s more spicy than expected and has a bit of a CO2 zing to it. Some black pepper but sweet and sugary with lemon and pear. Barley and not much wood influence.
The finish is gentle with a crisp, but spicy flavour. Maybe even some mint. It’s creamy too, but doesn’t last too long.
Since I was tasting this blind and hadn’t properly looked through the mail Shai sent with the samples, I didn’t know there was a blend in there. After tasting this, I still didn’t since it could just as well have been a nice single malt. Not a very special one, but tasty nonetheless. I have absolutely no clue which parts were combined to make this blend, but it’s pretty good.
‘Glenbordelyhaz’ by Shai and Whiskyblender.com. 40%, probably around £ 60.