It has been a while since I’ve tasted the last batch of Kintra. However, I was lucky enough to have met Erik Molenaar, the man behind the Kintra range at Maltstock last September where he had a wee stand pouring Kintra as well as other brands. I managed to sample a few Kintras I never got to try before, but took no real notes, as I was drinking quite a few drams that day (read : shitloads of whisky). This one I sampled at the comfort of my own home, giving it the attention it well deserves.
Nose: Fresh cut grass. Mint. Malt. Marzipan and wood. Very interesting nose. Even some cumin, and hints of melon .
Palate: Spicy. Earthy. Ripe orange. Coconut and spicy oak. Melon. Dried fruit and lots of pepper.
Finish: Pepper. Dried fruit. Earth. Melon.
What a lovely combination with the exotic spices, Melon and fruit, sugars and grassy nose. Just like a summer day cooking session. Brilliant. Lovely stuff, and although not cheap, it’s not too expensive.
Available from the Whisky Base web shop.