Sunday, 25 June 2017

Angels' Nectar First Edition

Angels' Nectar is a range of blended malts inspired by the famous 2% of whisky that goes to the angels. Or the guy that does the quality checks in a warehouse ... But that's just me thinking out loud.
Anyway, Angels' Nectar First Edition is a blended malt composed of whiskies from the Speyside and Highland regions.

Angels' Nectar First Edition


The Angels' Nectar First Edition was first released in 2014 by Highfern Ltd. (If you've never heard of the company, neither did I before I googled them). They import Smögen malts from Sweden and the Swiss Langatun whiskies.

I've already seen Angels' Nectar First Edition appear at my local supermarket over a year ago. At around €30 it could be a serious bang for your buck whisky.

Identity Card Angels' Nectar First Edition

Angels' Nectar First Edition
  • Angels' Nectar First edition
  • NAS Blended malt
  • A vatting of Speyside and Highland malt whiskies
  • Alcohol: 40% ABV

Tasting notes

Colour: The whisky resembles a pale white wine and leaves slow oily beads on the glass. I don't think there's any artificial colouring at play. Always a good sign if a blender dares to omit e150.

Nose: Apple pie with jelly. Peaches and green apple. Malt, canned corn, pine tree nuts. Sweet vodka with nutty aroma's. Wood shavings or pencil shavings.
With water: Lemon sherbet and grated coconut. Pencil shavings and beech wood.

Taste: Light and creamy texture in the mouth. Corn, pepper and soft acacia honey. Lots of young and green malt flavours.
With water: Bittersweet. Honey and lemon peel. A whiff of white pepper and young twigs. Green apple peel.

Finish: A fairly short finish with some gingerbread.

This is an easy sipping whisky for spring and summertime. In terms of value for money there's nothing wrong with it as an everyday sipper or base for cocktails. I can see this whisky work very well in an Appleyard cocktail (one part whisky, three parts cloudy apple juice, lots of ice cubes).

Picture credits: Angels' Nectar

Sample disclosure: A sample of the whisky was provided by Robert from Highfern ltd.Opinions expressed in this review remain of course my own.
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