Old St Andrews is quite different in that the company describes itself as a producer and distributor of whiskies and specialising in the travel retail and gift markets. Sounds like a gimmick to me. To support my point, their bottles of whisky are shaped like a golf ball with dimples. This Old St Andrews Clubhouse is a five-year-old blended Scotch, they also produce a 10, 12 and 15 year old version.
Whisky: Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch Whisky, 40%
Nose: Red apples, cinnamon. butterscotch
Taste: Strawberry and yogurt, bitter oak, grain
Finish: Bitter oak and grain
Summary: This is quite a light and fruity blend and I can see how it can appeal to those that are not regular whisky drinkers. There aren’t any standout flavours and instead I get generic fruit and spice flavours. It is all quite pleasant up until the finish where the bitterness kicks in which ruins the experience a bit. I don’t think you are missing out if you have not tried this yet. I see it as a decent blend and something that I would consider as a session whisky.
Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,
1 – not to my preference
2 – tastes fine but does not excite me
3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally
4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf
5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf
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