That Boutique-y Advent Calendar 2020
Inchfad 13 Year Old – Batch 1- 49.5% vol. £58.95
On the 10th day of Christmas Boutique-y gave to me…a dram from Loch Lomond distiller-y…
I was sent this Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar in order to sample its delights, and to reveal my thoughts to you dear reader!! Will they all delight my palate? Time will certainly tell.
Inchfad is an island in the south-east of Loch Lomond, which is home to a ruined distillery. This hails from Loch Lomond distillery.
Thinking back to my last visit to Loch Lomond with the Dramboree gang, my lasting memory was sitting drinking whisky in the dark on the jetty outside the SYHA while watching night swimmers. Well that and being eaten alive by midges…
The nose intrigued me a little, lime fruit gums…yeah those ones that stick your teeth together!! Gentle hints of Savlon. Apple and pear. A handful of nuts. Bready. Softly floral. Gentle smoke too.
The palate is a little smoky, a little vegetal. Peaty, but not smack you in the face peaty, just a hint of, I’m being honest. A little sharp… there’s a sweetness there, but it’s a bit shy on revealing itself.
Finish is quite drying and a tad bitter (black tea.) A little wisp of smoke remaining.
Lovely artwork by the very clever Emily Chappell once again.
The advent calendars were available from Master of Malt plenty of delicious Boutique-y Whisky to tempt your palate too!!