Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mossburn - Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

This whisky is Middle Shelf in my opinion. Though value for money for Smokey lovers, the finish and appearance land flat on its knees. 
The Mossurn distillery was established in 1992, fairly new for a Scotch.Reads the product label "One of a range of whiskies that showcase the typical characters of Scotland's regional malts, this is an exemplary expression of the island-style of Malt Whisky, with further influence from our signature cask bill designed specifically to enhance the characteristic we. love in coastal malts. It is bottled without any coloring or chill-filtration. "
This expression is Island which is the mossburn cask bill, smoke & spice.  The product label reads "To enhance the characteristics we love in coastal malts, the mossburn casks were first-fill ex-bourbon barrels with toasted virgin European heads, to provide additional smokey spice". With all the fancy product story, it is not time to find out the truth with my tastings. Enjoy!

Vital Stats- Mossburn - Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 
Price- $32.54 for 750ml
Age- NAS(No Age Statement) 
ABV- 46%
Region- Island
Distillery/Company- Mossburn Distilleries, Mossburn House, Camptown, Jedburgh, Scotland
Awards won- None found

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance-  Pale, light yellow

Aroma- Medium smokey, pettiness, grassy, caramel, chocolate, spices like pepper & cinnamon
Flavor- Wow! spicy, peaty. Very strong smokey taste if that is your cup of tea
Body- Medium
Finish- Slightly disappointing. Medium lingering spicy warm finish.
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
Because the finish and appearance lack behind. Robust smokey non-chill filtered - a bargain for smokey whisky lovers.
Occasions- Casual gathering with friends
SJ's Pro tip- Have it on rocks for higher ABV like these which will make it more palatable to drink. 

Really enjoyed reviewing this new whisky. Check it out and enjoy! Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
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  1. haven't heard of this one, sounds interesting

    1. Yes !give it a shot if you like smokey whisky but not too expensive.


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