Mar 3, 2014

Blend Project #15 Frasers Supreme...

Frasers Supreme (40.0%): Another blend from Gordon & Macphail which is very hard to find any info about. Not even on their own website... It's very odd that G&M tries to deny any connection between the company and the lower shelf blends they release. Excited to taste though since I liked the other blend Highland Fusilier very very much. Color: Yellow gold. Nose: Mr. Clean citrus scented multi-surface cleaner, polished hardwood furniture and lemon rock candy. Paper glue, candy apples, and caramel drops. If you are patient enough to air the whisky it gets way better with apple strudel and cooked prunes aromas. Palate: Sliced honeycrisp apples, cigar butt, burnt sugar syrup and allspice. Faint but very enjoyable charcoal and soot. Bitter greens and purple basil. Finish: Medium long with cinnamon, cloves, dandelion leaves and lavender. Overall: The key is letting it air for a while. As soon as you get rid of the kick of the young grain alcohol it transcends in the glass. Very easy going blend. Adding water is also a huge improvement despite if its low abv. Don't know if I am going to be able to see it anywhere else but I would definitely order one if I see the bottle on the shelf. Another good budget whisky from G&M. Many thanks again to Stephen Mathis for working very hard to get me all these wee bottles all the way from Scotland...