Bought: Best of Whisky, Holland, 2nd February 2015
88/100 – Whisky Bible 2013
If I ever open my own online whisky shop, I can guarantee I’ll be better than ‘Best of Whisky’ at providing bottle information. The picture they included for this Santis Malt was the wrong version but I managed to work that out before buying it. The worst crime was where they said the source distillery was “Arran”. So that’s Arran in Switzerland is it? At least they didn’t falsely add a Whisky Bible rating like they did with the Belgian whisky I previously blogged about.
I had to go back to the Whisky Bible 2013 to find a review for this Swiss single malt. That usually means it’s been discontinued. I’m always happy to get something that’s no longer being manufactured, so long as it used to get good ratings. Jim Murray, the bible author, only has 4 words in his review, which are “light, fruity and impressive”. I’m pleased with that. I’ll be interested to taste what the maturation in oak beer casks is like. The label on the back of the bottle says it’s these casks that give the whisky its dark gold colour, which is all natural. It’s also non-chill-filtered, and in a very nice bottle shape.