Buchanan’s 12yo (40%, OB, Finest Blended Deluxe Scotch Whisky, +/- 2010) – Scotch Whisky Tasting Note

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Buchanan’s 12yo (40%, OB, Finest Blended Deluxe Scotch Whisky, +/- 2010)

A very popular blended Scotch whisky and particularly so in the United States. The nose is immediately smokey and the distinctive aromas one associates with grain whisky (from a continuous still); it is also honeyed and after a while in the glass the smoke changes (or becomes more defined) and takes on the aromas of a smoke house. There is also some malt and warm apricots (although this is very faint). The taste is honeyed with a really nice interplay the smoke and the grain whisky. There are also some dark chocolate notes and some dry oak notes. The taste is very appealing and will be a welcome surprise to those who like blended Scotch whiskies. After a while there is a another appearance of the malt whish gives it a strong back bone. The finish is malty, slightly dusty and not over whelming large but still full of loads of character, the malt builds and is backed by the honey. It is long and consistent. Malty smoke again.

A very good Scottish blended whisky that is of good value with loads of character. Even a malt lover can appreciate the quality in this whisky.

$35

Score 84 points

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  1. maricela lais says:

    is the best

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