Thursday, July 14, 2016

Whisky Review: Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whisky



Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whisky

Age Statement
None.

ABV
40%

Closure
Twist off metal cap

Price
Cheap

Category
Blended Scotch, just above entry level candidate like Ballantine's Finest.

Nose (undiluted)
Spirity, floral, sweetness, roses, dusty sherry.

Palate (undiluted)
Sweet entry of raspberries, strawberry jelly, but quickly turns malty, cheap oak chased by a spicy graininess that I liked to carmelized onions on a steak.  Good on steak but not in your whisky.

Finish (undiluted)
Some malt, oak and strawberries fight against an unrelenting tide of graininess, and ordinary table salt and pepper and loses.  You are left with pencil lead and stale rye bread.

General Impressions
This is Cream Soda with alcohol.  Sweet strawberries contributed to by ex sherry casks that have seen better days, old oak and grain whiskies that overwhelm.  The young whiskies making up this blend are too young contributing to graininess that is over the top.  The sherry notes contributed by ex-sherry casks taste more like balsamic vinegar.  Not a good thing.

This is not suitable for sipping.  Use it as a base of a whisky cocktail.  I cannot recommend this to be enjoyed neat.  That being said, the company that produces this whisky does make a great blended malt called Sheep Dip that I would encourage you to try.

Cheers!


Jason Debly