Time for another quick tasting note for a D.Laing expression, this time the NAS cask strength version of their Lowlands blended malt – The Epicurean. The original Epicurean was a nice mixing blended malt if you ask me, Not bad , but also not quite as interesting as others, and being a lowland whisky, I was not expecting much more. This one’s a blended Lowland malt on steroids, with an impressive % abv of 58.6 – as such it promises to have more of a presence, as they say.The packaging is quite lovely with the Duke of Wellington statue’s infamous traffic cone hat reference and such…
The Epicurean Glasgow Edition , 58.6%, £47
Nose : creamy barley, and zingy lemon rind, some orchard fruit in the backdrop. Quite fresh with a nice malty touch. Not the most complex of noses…
Palate: Quite thick with vanilla, and cream of the barley as they say… quite malty, nutty and sweet with a bitter touch, and a hint of ginger.
Finish: Milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla.
Not a bad whisky, actually, but not very unique as well. A nice combination of maltiness, lemon touches, and chocolate on the finish, make it a very easy drinker, a summer-u whisky, even at this higher ABV.
If you’re into this kind of whiskies (and we all are from time to time), it’s an option to think about. At any rate, VFM is not high. Good Blending.