After this week’s Caribbean fruit comes the Lemon Grove, a whole different animal, and coming from the distillery of Cragganmore. Distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2011 from an ex-Bourbon Hogshead.
Nose: Very fresh: Lemon sherbet with some malty undertone mixed with lemon gummy bears. wet grass, and a touch of spice.
Palate: Lemon merengue with a cocoa powder topping (I know this sounds bizarre, but it’s really nice). Ginger and spices, on top of Some vanilla and wood.
Finish: Bitter sweet, Medium length with Chocolate and distant malty notes.
All in all a very good cask, with an interesting profile, should appeal to those who liked lighter whiskies with a zesty edge. Well made.
Score : 86/100
Many thanks to KS from Wemyss Malts for the official sample