From December 1 onwards, 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.
As Anne-Sophie kicks off her tasting notes
Secret Spirits – Speyside 18yo
Nose : Sweet & Juicy with pear drops, pink grapefruit, ripe banana, candied apples, bee wax and perfume-y floral honey. There’s something of a fun fair vibe in this nose ! A great way to kick off the race to Christmas and put you in the mood J
Palate : Still huge on fruits at first sip, but very different from what the nose suggested. This expression is richer on the palate, boasting an interesting depth with oaky notes, sweet spices, raw coffee grounds and a certain nuttiness, like toasted walnuts.
Finish : Warm and lingering with a subtle smokiness and some dry notes.
Recommended Food Pairing : pan-fried scallops with passion fruit dressing