White Horse Review

Country: Scotland
Brand: White Horse
Type: Blended Whisky
Age: Unspecified
Alcohol: 40%

Colour: Deep Gold

Nose: Thin Nose. As Lagavulin is at the heart of this blend I expected a reasonable amount of Smoke on the nose but this is not the case. Mostly Sweet Grain with a bit of Malt. Hints of Light Oak, Blossom and Green Apples. Brown Sugar after some 10 minutes.

Taste: A bit watery. Sugared Grain with a bit of Malt and Spice. Tastes like young grain whisky.

Finish: Short with some Spice and faint Floral notes. Slightly bitter. Green Apples seem to be back right at the end. 

Rating: 75 

Nose: 19 - Taste: 19 - Finish: 18 - Overall: 19

General Remarks: At the heart of this blend lies the Islay Single malt Lagavulin but it also contains Caol Ila, Craigellachie, Glen Elgin, Linkwood and Talisker In all it contains 40% Malt – and 60% Grain Whiskies.  I added a few drops of water but I won’t do that again. It completely drowns the whisky.

Drinking Experience Neat: Average

Conclusion: Reasonable blend. Comparable to the Famous Grouse. Frankly speaking, I had expected more given the intrinsic quality of its Malt content. However Grain dominates and there is little else to this blend. It’s inoffensive but I certainly won’t ask for it again.

Jan van den Ende                                                            October 16, 2011

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