Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Chivas Brothers
ABV: 40%
Score: 84 points

Barrelhound Blended Scotch Whisky. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.Chivas Brothers created this blended Scotch for the US market to attract Bourbon fans with a recipe focusing on ex-Bourbon casks. The nose is aromatic and spicy with hints of white pepper, allspice, and ginger root balanced well by honey, vanilla, hints of peaches and green apples, and a touch of dried flowers. The taste has a good balance of Bourbon and Scotch notes, a nice maltiness with vanilla, clove, toasted oak, honey, and dark chocolate notes providing a smooth flavor. The finish is short with lingering aromatic touches of toasted oak, honey, and clove. (May, 2015)

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