Friday, 7 February 2014

Belgian Owl Single Malt 3 Year Old

Belgian Owl Single Malt 3 Year Old
Picture: The Whisky Exchange

Identity Card

  • Official bottling from The Owl Distillery (Belgium)
  • 3-year-old Belgian single malt
  • Alcohol: 46% ABV

Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae

Tasting notes

Colour: Pale straw. A typical youngster that spent only three years on first-fill bourbon barrels.

Nose: The first nosing is quite tangy. Ginger and chilli pepper are slapping you in the face. Vanilla ice cream with grated coconut and fresh figs or dates. Water makes it sweeter. Butterscotch candy is balanced by lemon zest.

Taste: Cereals with vanilla, coconut and banana. Also some rum raisin ice cream. The spiciness of chilli pepper returns with a (not so good) hint of wet cardboard.

Finish: A dry finish with vanilla and ginger.

Conclusion: Young and 100% Belgian. It could be an ideal summer appetizer drink. Too bad of the wet cardboard aroma. But I will try a more mature expression in the future.
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