Whisky Review – Lord Echo Blended Whisky (Wemyss)

Lord Echo Blended Whisky
40% ABV
£22.00 from TheGreenWellyStop

Nose.

Stewed grapes. A reasonably dry sherry nose initially. Spicy, pepper, ginger, a little menthol. There’s some honey floating around, and a whiff of smoke. There’s a nuttiness to the nose also, reminds me of a walnut heavy nut mix.

Palate.

Sugar coated nuts. Some light toffee. Some mellow pepper and ginger. Very easy drinking. Quite spicy and nutty going down.

Finish.

Drying, toffee, some oak tannins. A touch of coconut.

Adding water.

2 drops added. The nose has a touch more smoke now and an added depth to the fruitiness, with some dry raisin added. The palate reflects this exhibiting a little more fruitiness, letting some of the nuts go wayside. It’s a touch more tannin-y mid development, with the finish, toffee and light tannins (stewed tea). Much improved with a small drop of water.

Conclusion.

I have to be honest, that’s what this blog is about, I preferred the 15 year old version (available here from MasterOfMalt). Saying that, this is a competent blended scotch, with a high percentage of malt content (40%).

Great thanks to Wemyss for providing the review sample.

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