NOW Available! The Whisky Exchange Black Friday Whisky 2018: An Orkney 18 Year Old!
A one-off single malt that has been bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by Elixir Distillers from an unnamed Orkney distillery.
Described as an “… 18-year-old dram with the gently smoky character typical of the distillery, autumnal notes and a hint of festive flavour.”
There are only 1400 bottles available and a 70cl. bottle is priced at £69.95. If it’s anything like previous years this dram won’t last long (last year’s limited-edition Black Friday Malt sold out in 20 minutes flat!) so you need to be quick if you want to catch this.
The Whisky Exchange has kindly sent me a sample to try (Thanks Whisky Exchange!). So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – Black Friday 2018: Orkney 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (54.6%)
Nose: Sweet sherry hit with red apples. There’s a little smoke (just a hint), dark chocolate, spicy fruits and aromas of rain soaked undergrowth. After a while there’s creamy vanilla caramels.
Palate: A rich, sweet, tempered peaty cocktail with some burnt wood smoke, a little orange and dark choc
Finish: Fiery pepper with a fiesty dark kick that warms the cockles! It’s held in check by some chocolate orange sweetness. A dry tobacco finish with a pinch of salt tops the whole thing off.
Overall: Now this is a black friday deal I can get behind!
So Stay Cosy This Black Friday – Buy A Dram Online!