North Star Blended Malt for Ukraine 7 Year Old Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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North Star Blended Malt for Ukraine 7 Year Old Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

$175. 00
$2100.00 Dozen

Drawn from a sherry butt, this once-off release is dedicated to the people of Ukraine. A run of 500 bottles, each one sold will help raise funds for charities supporting humanitarian aid in the war-torn country. As for the taste, it's one of the biggest, boldest blended malts we've ever tasted, packed with red fruits, Seville orange marmalade, allspice, dense sweet sherry and butterscotch. Collectable. 65.6% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... It says 'From Scotland with love', we could add 'From Alsace with compassion'. What's more I know for a fact that this is sincere and in no way any 'yellow and blue washing', as can be seen at some other places. Colour: full gold. Nose: a few pencil shavings at first, then just a perfect nutty, roasted, caramelised unfolding, with a very perfect young maltiness. We hope we'll soon be able to share these marvellous drops freely with our Ukrainian friends. With water: almost all on malt, plus flints and just old iron tools. Wrecked Russian armoured vehicles? Mouth (neat): butterscotch and cinnamon liqueur, deep malty beer, chocolate and candied fruits, cinnamon cookies… And, well, 65% plus. With water: excellent, reminding me a bit of that Mac 10 c/s of old, really. Finish: long, malty, rich, feeling 15 rather than just 7. More butterscotch and tea with milk. Mind you, who would drink tea with milk? Comments: Slava Ukraini! Should any friends in Russia still read little Whiskyfun (there used to be rather many), I just hope you'll get rid of the butchers eventually, and that we'll soon be able to share drams again too. 88 points -