Image taken from the microbeerclub website
This week in The Euro we have Vale Dry on tap, and in The Laneway we have Vale Ale and Vale Dry in bottles. We also have some new whiskys including Highland Park 18yo, Tobermory 15yo, Amrut Fusion and Monkey Shoulder.
Below is a little about these newly stocked whiskys:
Highland Park 18yo (image above and tasting notes below taken from the Whisky Exchange website)
Producer’s Tasting Notes
Colour: Natural colour, burnished gold, clear and bright.
Aroma: Rich, mature oak, top note of aromatic smoke.
Taste: Rich, full flavour; honey and peat.
Comments: Highland Park 18 Year Old is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the world-class reputation already enjoyed by the 12 Year Old.
Finish: Soft, round and long
All the Orcadian hallmarks of Highland Park are here – the smokiness, the peat, the heather-honey – plus it has gained a glorious richness and spiciness through its longer cask maturation.
its elegance and smoothness make the 18 year old a delight to the malt whisky connoisseur.
Tobermory 15yo: (image above and tasting notes taken from the RoyalMileWhiskies.com website)
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: A lovely sherried nose with notes of figs, orange marmalade, hints of leather and a touch of smoke.
Palate: Medium to full bodied. Rich sherry fruit cake, milk chocolate, creamy toffee, light oak, a hint of white pepper creating a lovely spicy tang.
Finish: Softly spicy, tingling with a nutty note, a hint of salt, lingering then gently fades.
Monkey Shoulder: (image above and notes below taken from the RoyalMileWhiskies.com website)
This is named after an afflication of distillery workers engaged in the back-breaking work of turning malt.
A blended malt made up of whisky from Kininvie, Glenfiddich and Balvenie. Kininvie has been in production for over a decade but without a bottling of any kind coming onto the market.
It is a bottling of just 27 bourbon casks.
Amrut Fusion: (image above and tasting notes below taken from the RoyalMileWhiskies.com website)
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Smells like just emptied barrel with sharp notes interwined with light vanilla, oak and hint of peat and fruit-oak taking the lead.
Taste: Predominant oak congeners fused with hint of smoky touch which unfold over palate although late.
Finish: Strong malt with excellent finish oak, fruit and peat with a hint of dryness.
I look forward to seeing you in The Laneway and The Euro!
The Laneway Team