For today’s review, I’ve decided to go all Christmassy and have a closer look at the latest release from The Lost Distillery Company: Jericho Christmas Pudding – and this name already says a lot…
The Lost Distillery Company hand-crafts legendary whiskies from long closed distilleries across Scotland with a contemporary twist. The new merry malt is part of the Jericho range, styled on the lost distillery in Nether Jericho, Aberdeenshire which closed in 1913 due to its isolated location.
This seasonal release is a variation of the popular Jericho malt, which is part of the Archivist collection. The blend is said to encompass the comforting flavours of the much-loved Christmas pudding in each scrumptious sip.
Scott Watson, Co-Founder of Crucial Drinks and The Lost Distillery Company, said:“We’re obsessive about craft and uncompromising when it comes to whisky quality. Each resurrected brand is the subject of an in-depth research project to establish the original character of the long lost distilleries. Jericho Christmas Pudding offers a splendid seasonal toast to the heritage of a forgotten liquid and a renowned distillery in Scotland.
“A hearty, indulgent tipple, this special release is best savoured with friends and family on the most special day of the year.”
Nose: Sweet, gourmet and Christmassy with notes of brown sugar, plum brandy, golden syrup, star anise, nutmeg, dates, figs but also some cereal-forward aromas of ginger bread (I’d like to say “christmas pudding” but that would be too easy…).
Palate: Mission Accomplished for this festive Jericho! I can really taste all the aromas of a yummy Christmas cake, including loads of dried fruits, sweet spices (cinnamon, cloves, anise…), sugary vanilla, rum & raisin ice cream, marzipan and candied oranges.
I’m a bit of a sucker for Christmas (Yes, I’ve already started buying Christmas presents and preparing all sorts of Xmas-material for the coming weeks on the blog & on my different social media pages #KeepYourEyesPeeled – and yes, if my partner wasn’t stopping me the apartment would already be all decorated with tacky reindeer statues, and triple yes, I’m so looking forward to hitting Christmas markets to eat my yearly allocation of Alligot & Tartiflette) and this dram really put me in a festive mood. \o/
Finish: medium and warm with spices and nuts
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