Saturday, 22 April 2017

Uncle Duke's Review (Single Grain trying to be a Bourbon, by BrewDog)

Hi everyone,

This one is a little strange as BrewDog likes to be a bit different.
It's a single grain Scotch whisky that's been matured in virgin American oak barrels for 4 years.

Apparently the idea was to create a Scotch that thinks it's a Bourbon... and that made a great Old Fashioned.
Photo courtesy of BrewDog
Well, I'm afraid I don't Review Old Fashioneds but I do review whisky, even if it's a little confused about it's orientation.

The only place you'll really find this is in a BrewDog or from their online shop. I think it's also a limited edition, available until the stuff from their new Lone Wolf Distillery has matured.

Uncle Duke's 40%
Colour: Gold
Body: Light/Medium
Nose: Big obvious vanilla and ethanol. Oak, coconut, paint stripper and nail polish remover. After 10 mins there's a weird BBQ off note, Balcones Brimstone-esque.
Taste: Soft, classic vanilla and coconut, Bounty bar, good mouthfeel actually, caramel and spices come through from the oak.
Finish: Medium length. More vanilla and coconut with some soft oak.
Easy drinking vanilla bomb but the oak has given this some body too.
64/100

Thanks for reading!

Scotch Review #346
Whisky Network Reviews #387

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