The Single Cask Whisky Review #79: The Single Cask Glensheil 2011 5 Years Old

July 15, 2018

The Single Cask Whisky Review #79: The Single Cask Glensheil 2011 5 Years Old

This week's review focuses on the first of a series of reviews devoted to the new arrivals within The Single Cask range, and we kick off the series with a rather interesting undisclosed malt!

This expression is a Glensheil, which has been acquired from an undisclosed distillery within the Speyside region. It was distilled in 2011, matured for 5 years in bourbon before being bottled at 46% abv by The Single Cask.

So, let's dive right into the review!

The Single Cask Glensheil 2011 5 Years Old (Bottled at 46% abv)

Colour: Bright gold

Nose: Initial entry presents a rather pleasant sweetness which is complemented by hints of cinnamon, barley, grist and a touch of lime. With time, hints of white pepper, popcorn and caramel emerge.

Palate: More of the same on the palate, with the sweetness being rather pronounced and being complemented by the barley, grist, popcorn and caramel. The oak begins to assert itself over time and the cinnamon emerges along with hints of white pepper.

Finish: Medium on the finish, with sweet, savoury and spicy elements bringing things to a close.

Balance: A fairly well-balanced expression for one so young and there are certain complexities within which will intrigue drinkers. Overall, it is a fuss-free and easy drinking expression which will serve as a great aperitif.

This expression is available for purchase by the dram or as a part of a flight for in-bar consumption, as well as by the bottle for either in-bar or retail/takeaway purposes. Please approach our friendly staff for more information and they will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you have have.

Written By Brendan Pillai for The Single Cask Singapore

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