Dec 10 – A.D Rattray – 2007 Glenallachie 8yo
Nose : Oh My ! This is deliciously sweet and gourmet :D Buttery vanilla, toasties with pineapple jam, orange blossom-flavoured brioche, caramel, white chocolate & honey. A real sugary feast for the nose !
Palate : I don’t know if it’s the fact that I have wrongly tasted the peaty Loch Lomond before, but I feel a certain earthiness in this dram too, which I hadn’t detected at all in the nose, very surprising (but now that I get back to it… I do) !
Also, if the nose suggested some fruity notes, the mouth is getting huge on fruits with apricots, peaches, tropical & dried fruits – a bit of a « pot pourri » with also some floral notes that come say hi !
Finish : soft and lingering.
Food Pairing : açaï bowl
From December -Anne-Sophie will open her Advent Calendar, taste her dram and then publish her tasting notes and thoughts on each of the whiskies on the Angels’ Share Glass blog.
She’ll also be posting photos on Instagram - www.instagram.com/thewhiskylady - for those who want to take a closer look at the surprise dram every morning.
There are 25 miniatures for Anne-Sophie to taste - each one from independent bottlers and many at cask strength – with an extra special whisky for Christmas Day.