Following last week’s UK launch of Langatun Swiss Single Malt Whisky I’ve been sent a couple of samples of their Old Deer drams.
With a history dating back to the 1860s, Hans Baumberger, grandson of the original founder Jakob Baumberger, reopened the Langatun Distillery in 2007. Imported by Angels’ Nectar proprietor Highfern Ltd, initially four triple distilled single malt bottlings from Langatun are being offered.
Old Deer is the distillery’s classic single malt, distilled from un-peated barley, fermented with an English stout yeast, and matured in sherry and chardonnay casks.
Bottled after six years maturation, Old Deer is offered at sipping strength of 40% and cask proof of 62.1% Vol.
So, what did I think?
Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – Langatun ‘Old Deer’ Swiss Single Malt (40%)
Nose: Sweet, fruity tropical mix, pineapples, green apples and honeyed caramel – very thick and lush!
Palate: Again, sweet, fruity tropical mix on the tongue, just like it says on the nose!
Finish: Quite a dry finish that pulls at the tastebuds. With a nice mix of spice, grapefruit and ongoing sweetness.
Overall: A lovely dram, flavoursome and full of character. But … I’ve been spoilt as outlined below …
Tasting Notes – Langatun ‘Old Deer’ Swiss Single Malt (62.1%)
Nose: That’s some alcohol! Caramel but less sweet with alcohol soaked apples.
Palate: Mmm … very sweet and thick mouthfeel, fruity tropical mix on the tongue but much more acute Syrupy caramel and Xmas cake mix – all soaked in alcohol!
Finish: Hot! Spicy finish with that tanin dryness as before but not so pronounced. The sweetness tempers the hot alcohol fire as it attempts to numb the lips!
Overall: That’s one nice dram! The 40% is good but at this strength the brakes are released and the flavours are released to invade your senses!
If you can, go for this one – Yummy flavours and a delivery to the tastebuds that widened my smile to maximum!
Many thanks to Robert from Highfern Ltd for sending the samples!
Langatun is available to buy from these Whisky Merchants:-
- Master of Malt
- Drinkfinder, Hedonism Wines, Lincoln Whisky Shop, and Shop4Whisky