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
ABV-40%
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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4 comments:

  1. not familiar with this distillery, will have to try it sometime!

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    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.

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  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!

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

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