‘As We Get It’ is one of the brands from independent bottler Ian MacLeod, always uncolored and bottled at cask strength (hence the name), sometimes with, sometimes without an age statement of 8 years. There are two different expressions available, both from an undisclosed Highland respectively Islay distillery (or a variety of ?).
|Name:||‘As We Get It’ Highland Single Malt (67.9%)|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
Hot chocolate laced with sherry. Served with almonds, cinnamon honey and vanilla biscuits. A certain fruitiness in the back, which reminds me of fig and plum jam. The alcohol is noticeable but not intrusive.
A soft start to the palate, much smoother than what I would have expected from the high strength. More plums and figs with a splash of lime juice. A bit of honey. However, the alcohol comes into the foreground now, accompanied with a lot of spicy oak and sherry. Cools off after a bit and milk chocolate comes to light.
Medium. Reasonable dry but with a lot of fruit. Hints of mint chocolate.
Not much variety but what is offered is enjoyable. Plays the sherry theme in a convincing way and is not burdened by the very high strength at all.
Score: 85 / 100