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THE TWEEDDALE limited edition small batch blended SCOTCH WHISKY 4th release bottle image from Gal Granov's review and tasting notes.

The Tweeddale Limited Edition batch #4 review & tasting notes from Gal Granov.

Tasting the Tweeddale blend batch #4

15 OCTOBER 2013 WRITTEN BY: GAL GRANOV

It’s always exciting when Alasdair releases a new batch of his splendid small batch blend called the Tweeddale. I’ve been following the Tweeddale and tasting all of its previous batches for a few years now, and it’s no secret that I’m a big fan. This Tweeddale is a lovely example of how blends can be absolutely cracking, without being overly expensive, and overly boring as some blends tend to be. Batch #3 was released only a few months ago, and this batch is about to be released pretty soon.  In terms of malts and grains used for this batch we’re talking almost the same as batch #3 , while The Lowland malt is 14 years old and was matured in an Islay cask. The Grain is slightly younger than the 18 year old in batch 3, it is a 16 year from a refill Hogshead (and not a ex sherry Butt as with the 1st three batches). Batch #4 is a  Limited Edition, (1420 numbered bottles) and aged Aged 14 Years.

Let’s start nosing, shall we?

THE TWEEDDALE limited edition small batch blended SCOTCH WHISKY 4th release bottle image from Gal Granov's review and tasting notes.

Tweeddale blend batch #4 , 46% , £43.99

Nose: Spiced milk chocolate, vanilla Galore, sugared nuts and fresh lemon curd. All engulfed by sweet malty

cereal goodness and baked apple, and a wee hint of smoke.

Palate: oily and lovely mouth feel. Quite spicy with pepper and ginger then getting more dark

chocolate , cloves and rap touch of bitter espresso and candied almonds.

Finish: Warming. Sweet sultana coated by dark chocolate praline. Drying and medium to long.

This batch feels richer and more chocolaty than precious batches. and a tad more smoky. Very high malt percentage I presume. Lovely stuff. If you enjoy blends, might as well pick up a bottle, It offers a much better ROI than standard mass produced blends. It’s balanced,rich, and interesting. Super stuff. Kudus to Alasdair for maintaining such a high standard across batches.

Score: 89/100

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