Halò, Single Malt Mates,
I loes expressions that are labeled Flora and Fauna. The nose, palate, and finish of same is usually fantastic.
I had a Mortlach expression which was so good they sold out and to date have refrained from bottling any more.
Mair’s the pity.
Anyway Here is a new Flora and Fauna from Blair Athol:
12 Year Old Flora and Fauna 43% 70cl
Blair Athol’s house style is quite heavily sherried. You don’t see much of it on the market though, as it all goes in to Bell’s blended whisky. Nice wee place, worth a visit if you are staying in Pitlochry
Age 12 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 43%
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Apricots and raisins, sweetness, tablet, cocoa chocolate, sandal wood and and a dash of smokey embers.
Palate: Red berries, blackcurrants, raisins and a mulled wine note. With a bit more time, grape juice, sandal wood, cumin and paprika.
Sounds delish doesn’t it. It will pair well with fish, meat, seegars (cigars in Yank) and of course chocolate.
I hope you will try it. I am looking forward to getting some in a few months if it is still around.
A real problem. What is common today can be a collectable tomorrow.
May the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye’ll ivver see.
May the moose ne’er leave yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
May ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye’r auld eneuch tae dee.
May ye aye juist be sae happie as A wish ye aye tae be.
May the best you have ever seen be the worst you will ever see.
May the mouse never leave your pantry wlth a teardrop in its eye
May you always stay whole and hearty until you are old enough to die..
May you still be as happy as I always wish you to be.
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones.