Watt Whisky 7yo Campbeltown Blended Malt...

Watt Whisky 7yo Campbeltown Blended Malt (57.4%): Now this is a special one: It's a 7 year old cask strength blended malt from Watt Whisky bottled exclusively for their local market... The whisky is blended using malt whiskies from Campbeltown distilleries only. Well, you really don't have to be DI Steve Arnott here. The candidates are Glen Scotia, Glengyle and Springbank. There isn't a fourth one... Only 66 bottles have been made available to be purchased at Hall's of Campbeltown wine shop or to be enjoyed at the bar at Ardshiel Hotel. Apparently after 66 bottles got pulled out the remainder of the cask got racked into the ex-Clarendon rum barrel which we will be talking about in detail tomorrow. That will be a great cask finishing project to be excited about in the future...

Color: Very light-toned, just a tint of lemon chiffon color with pretty persistent teardrops around the glass eventually forming thin but quite slow legs.

Nose: Young and peaty... Grilled veggies: Green banana peppers, eggplants and fennel bulbs. Plastic food containers, wet beach sand and sea spray. Water opens it up... New glossy magazines, vegetable stew and fresh herbs: Sage, tarragon and savory (herb).

Palate: Hot at this abv and a little mute. Salted lime wedges, charcoal and soot. No reason to delay adding water: Way more approachable now and creamy as well. Limeade, aquavit and dill. Fresh peppermint leaves, green peppercorns and olive brine. 

Finish: Long with grilled green vegetables, black pepper and peppermint.

Overall: It tastes younger than a seven year old and it is also not a well balanced whisky in my opinion but that green, herbal and sooty character is very appealing. If I didn't know that Kilkerran Heavily Peated distillate is not seven years old yet (or is it..?) I would guess Kilkerran being the major component in this blend. It really reminded me the first batch of Kilkerran Heavily Peated... Anyway I'll drink this whisky anywhere, anytime... I liked the rawness of it a lot but understandably it might be a little too much for some.

Price: £55