Friday, May 17, 2019

Grangestone 12 Single Malt Whisky

One World Many Malts..This is how I feel when I am amidst a sea of bottles to choose from. My mission is to unravel one bottle at a time. As you all know I like trying different Scotch whiskies and present the facts so everyone can benefit from it. Today I bring for you GrangeStone 12 , a name unfamiliar to me. I got to unravel this whisky and am proud to present my tasting notes for you.  One of the reasons I bought it is the price as well, it seemed like a good value for money hence  I picked this bad boy up. 
The highland region generally produces more full bodied whiskies with deeper notes of peat and smoke. The scotch spends twelve years in hand-prepared oak casks. A floral aroma in intertwined with hints of spice, fruit and oak. Delicate with subtle spice and oak notes enveloped by a mellow, vanilla sweetness. This was product story in the bottle, now its time to find out its real flavor. 

Vital Stats
Grangestone 12 year old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $28.99
Age- 12 years
Region- Highland
Awards Won- Gold Medal in International Wine & Spirits Competition

Tasting info-

Serving glass-Glencairn Glass
Serving Style- Neat(with few drops of water to open flavors)
Appearance-  Dark Amber

Aroma- Orange zest, peppermint, lemon, oak, peat
Flavor- Smokey flavor, peaty, sharp and sweet in the palette
Body- Medium bodied
Finish- Short finish. Does not linger in mouth for too long

SJ's Rating- Middle shelf 
This whisky did not satisfy my palette as it is not so flavorful. It does have a faint touch of peaty,smokey flavor for people who enjoy this profile. For me it is just an easy to drink whisky , not much complex flavors. I could use it for cocktails and as as summer drink in a highball glass with club soda and ice.

I am sure you all have different tastes. Let me know your opinion about this whisky or anything in general.
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  1. not familiar with this distillery, will have to try it sometime!

    1. It is my first time as well didnt find anything about the distillery online. I believe it is an exclusive whisky for total wine and the distillery is part of Balvenie.

  2. Was always going to try this based on the $30 price tag but after you and I talked, I've thought better of it. Your words of wisdom and experience have saved me some money. Thanks, SJ!

    1. Yep after some digging and sampling this scotch does not have much history nor flavor to it.

  3. Picked some up today, big mistake. Did not like it at all, such a shame for the price.

    1. Absolutely, this is one that I would not drink again.

  4. Got this as a gift.. hated it. I actually do not enjoy the flavor. I poured it bar doesn't have room for junk.

    1. This is one of those single malt that have no distillery name. I agree with you , anyone who gave this to you as a gift must have done so due to the cheap price and mist not know a whole lot about whisky or single malt. However it is a gift , a sweet gesture accept it from the heart.

  5. I’m sad to hear the above comments
    I just purchased it for a thank you gift
    The salesperson highly recommend it

    1. Hi, I am sorry to hear that. If you have a receipt, you can always return it. Try Glenfarclas 12 as a gift if they have it. I steer clear of the brands that the sales guy tries too hard to sell.

    2. Just know who you are gifting it to. I personally like this one, but only every so often. Solid backup if i run out of anything else.


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