William Lawson’s Tasting Notes

Posted: April 16, 2012 in Blended Scotch Whisky, Blended Whisky

William Lawson’s Scottish Gold 12 Years Old 40%

Tasted: Jan 2012

An interesting nose! Hints of tar and fish mingle with some sub-tropical fruit and maybe a smidge of sherry. Late hints of unsweetened breakfast cereal – It’s just like putting your head in a mash tun! After some time the grain puts in an appearance.

The palate is a total contrast to the nose. Soft, slightly sweet and very homogonous. Apart from some soft grain notes not much else pops up! Good length however with a sweet grain finish. A very interesting nose let down by the dull palate.

William Lawson’s 13 year old 40%

Tasted: Dec 2014

Nose: Soft and carameled with an abundance of grain spirit notes. Straightforward with hints of honey.

Palate: Has a little more going on with hints of crisp barley, minerals, citrus and caramel. Lightly honeyed in the middle

Finish: Reasonable length with a little spice but pretty much all grain.

Conclusion; A simple, no frills blend


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