A blended scotch whiskey including single malt from the Cardhu and Clynelish distillery. The bottle is illustrated with thermochromic ink which, once cooled, leaves the words '' winter is here '' on its side.
Vanilla and whipped cream, cinnamon, dried fruit, hot caramel, cinnamon Christmas cane, very focused on cereal grains. I did not expect so much that I am '' pleasantly '' surprised by the final result, despite the touch of industrial alcohol as my wife pointed out. The texture is liquid but the presentation is pleasant. I have more in mind the image of a cinnamon flavored drink than Scotch whiskey. First impressions of the mouth, big sloppy cinnamon, vanilla and caramel mix, bananas, pepper and clove, leading us to an expeditious finale leaving a big memory of cinnamon. Overall, this whiskey is monochrome and should be considered as an alcohol of pleasure and not tasting. But that, we expected.
Exceptionally, I tasted this whiskey at room temperature (~ 21 ° C) and frozen. The exercise, while amusing, did not allow the White Walker to stand out more than that. Maybe in some places, the phrase "Winter is here" can impress, but as a Canadian, it leaves me rather ice. TEMPERATURE "PIECE": Nose: Whiskey grain and a touch of subtle smoke, caramel, almonds and a touch of fresh fruit. Mouth: Always grain whiskey, accompanied by vanilla, very sweet yellow apples, caramel and a really evanescent smoke. The whole, as it should be, is rather cool. Final: A little short, marked by apples and wood spices. // FROZEN: Nose: As expected, nonexistent! Palate: Whiskey grain, a little wood slightly burned ... That's it. Final: Short, marked by alcohol.
Given the theme of this traffic jam and the recommendation of Diageo, I decided to taste it too, blasphemy, on ice. Nose: Cream of English and red fruits. Vanilla and light rubber. Recall the Red Label or the Adventurer at times. Heated caramel and acetone. Subsequently, the cold seems to make some aromas mute, to keep only the caramel and the fruits. Palate: Arrival on the palate very shy, with one of the most disappointing textures. By cons pleasant flavors are at the rendezvous. Cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, red fruits and a little peat wind. It was not this last trait, one could even believe in a Canadian whiskey. I like it better in the cold, the flavors developing slowly as the whiskey warms in the mouth. Final: Alcohol and acetone are the only notes that remain at the beginning, to give way to oak, spices and caramel. Once caught cold or on ice, the low temperature tends to kill the bad traits of the blend. Balance: Who believed it? This whiskey must actually be cold. Good bin my bottle goes into the freezer. Too bad because it is a beautiful bottle to exhibit, although its label, like some toys from our childhood or a can of Coors Light, reacts "cool" to changes in temperature.