NEW TOWN BLENDS
THE ADVOCATES BATCH
BLENDED SPEYSIDE MALT
NATURAL COLOUR. 43%.VOL.
Quintessential Speyside. Elegant, complex and very well balanced.
Honey, citrus, malt and floral – in that order.
Sophisticated small batch blend.
COLOUR: Bright old gold
NOSE: Warm honey and spices – nutmeg and powdered ginger – link with ripe pear, candied citrus fruits and Seville orange marmalade. Lightly toasted malt and oat notes develop into sugared almonds and ginger snaps. The wonderfully sweet fruit becomes more tropical and floral notes appear, before the sweetness returns as aromatic white chocolate.
TASTE: Mouth-wateringly rich citrus in balance with warm acacia honey. Gets the juices flowing. The citrus, honey and floral notes are constantly swirling around each other. Lovely sweet acidity, with a nuttiness – almost like baklava. Smooth and coating with a notably long finish.
IMPRESSION: Really elegant pure Speyside malt blend, full of interest and reasons to return. Complexity without heaviness. Refreshing and genuinely very moreish.
NEW TOWN BLENDS
THE SURGEONS BALL
BLENDED HIGHLAND MALT
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED 46%.VOL.
A small batch blend of heavily peated Highland malts.
Enchanting peat smoke, creamy texture and a rich sweet finish.
Basically – toasting marshmallows on a smoky lochside bonfire!
COLOUR: Mid-gold with copper tones.
NOSE: Salted caramel. Iodine. Charred embers – still smoking. Gets richer and deeper
– sandalwood, tobacco, muscovado, toasted marshmallows and black cherries. Lifting
hints of ginger and orange peel. Then lush thick smoke again – a beach bonfire basically.
TASTE: Very creamy, with a defining sweetness. Vanilla / crème caramel. Hazelnuts.
Sugared almonds. Pink peppercorns. All playing with the heady peat smoke.
FINISH: Oily. Soft. Warming dense peat smoke, with balancing freshness. A lush
lingering sweetness, and ever-changing smokiness. Keeps playing into the night…
Our aim is to resurrect whisky distillation in the capital and we are currently investigating a number of potential sites. Interested parties should make themselves known by contacting us.
Laurence Winram – Photographer of all things strange, dark and mysterious