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The Epicurean Blended Malt
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A Lowland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, bottled at 46.2%. Presumably a marriage of Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie.

First introduced in 2016, The Epicurean is a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky that focuses on the Lowlands both style-wise and for the component malts used. The Epicurean is a reference to the character on the bottle itself, which looks like some sort of amalgamated caricature of Rich Uncle Pennybags from the Monopoly board game, Leonardo DiCaprio's character from The Great Gatsby, and Fred Laing Jr and his carefully managed mustache itself.

Evan’s Tasting Note

Nose: Lemongrass and fruit cup syrup right up front, with the entire melange of cubed up delicacies just waiting to be forked. Bits of peach, pear, bisected grapes and grapefruit slices all in evidence along with the pointless bulk/filler go-tos for all fruit salads – cantaloupe and honeydew melon.

Palate: A touch of something herbaceous up front before that gives way to a dash pickled ginger and the the fruit salad makes itself known once more. The flavours of the cantaloupe and honeydew melon are still in there with the rest, but luckily their mealy and starchy texture is not.

Finish: Rich, round and creamy. The ginger note sticks around along with the fruit creating a soft and sweet tingle at the end. 

Comments: Delicious and dangerously easy drinking stuff. This is not one dimensional, but it isn’t the most complex whisky in the world either. Whatever you want to deem it, I think it is jaunty and fun, just like that weirdo with the top hat and waxed mustache on the front of the label. Has anybody seen his monocle? It is his most prized possession, you see. He would hate to lose it after working so hard to win it off his second cousin in a rousing game of croquet. Watch where you step my good man, lest you accidentally crush it beneath your brutish size 11 sole!

Producer's Tasting Note

Nose: Barley-rich, citric, floral and herbal.

Palate: Mouth-coatingly sweet with crunched sugar, burnt citrus, mixed spices, thyme, peaches and candy.

Finish: More of that earlier herbal character, in a gristy style with almonds, cut grass and burnt sugar.

Producer Description

"Meet The Epicurean – our 1930s Glasgow man, a real cheeky character who was ever the life and soul of the party and a connoisseur of fine food and drink. A master of versatility, this fresh, zesty, grassy marriage of the finest Lowland malts is perfect for cocktail hour or simply for sipping. Encompassing the great cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the historic Kingdom of Fife, Malts from the Lowland region are celebrated for their sweet, grassy notes and gentle style. The Epicurean is a remarkable encapsulation of that archetypal Lowland style in one charming bottle."

700 ml

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