Review No.230. Pig’s Nose

The Pig’s Nose caught my eye a while ago, mainly due to the label design and name.  It was originally owned by Whye & Mackay (Dalmore, Jura etc.) and are now owned by Ian MacLeod (Glengoyen & Tamdhu).   The reason it is called Pig’s Nose is because it is meant to be a smooth as a Pig’s Nose.  I have never touched a pig’s nose but will take their word for it.  The change in ownership is interesting to me because I do wonder if the recipe has changed.  This blend is made of whiskies no younger than 5 years old and apparently contains high malt content.


Whisky: Pig’s Nose Blended Scotch Whisky, 40%








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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