The Epicurean Blended Malt
The Epicurean // Lowlands, Scotland
Part of the Remarkably Regional Malt series (along with other brands such as Scallywag or Timorous Beastie), The Epicurean is a Lowland blended malt whisky from the excellent Douglas Laing. Created from a 50 year old recipe carefully guarded by the Laing family, The Epicurean is not colored or chill-filtered. It is bottled at 46.2% ABV. Note: currently not available in the U.S.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The nose is fresh and delightful with fruits such as pears and apples, balanced with cinnamon and peppery hints. Vanilla comes afterwards, along with a touch of smoke and yummy milk chocolate. The vanilla keeps on going on the palate, taking over the fruits, or rather transforming them in darker ones (blackcurrant and blackberries). Malt and cereals in general take the third step of the podium. The finish is long and fresh."