Blind tasting: Campbeltown Loch Blended Scotch Whisky

Dram data:Campbeltown Loch
Distillery: – (Blend)
Bottler: Springbank Distillers Ltd.
Distilled: –
Bottled: 2014-ish
Age: 5 years (acc. to Whiskybase)
Limitation: –
Cask: –
Alcohol: 40%
Unchillfiltered, most likely uncoloured
Whiskybase link

Tasting notes:
Colour:
White wine.
The nose is very light and perfumy. I’ve got a suspicion this is a blend. Unripe and ripe apples mixed with grapes. Some eucalyptus and honey in the background with just a whiff of fresh spices. Not much going on here, I suspect this is rather young. The palate is very light as well. Sweet grain whisky meets youngish malts from refill bourbon casks. Honey-sweet with a touch of caramel, vanilla with camphor and menthol in the background. The finish is a tad sharp at first, then getting sweeter with a metallic-herbal aftertaste.

Verdict:
I’m pretty sure this is a young-ish blended whisky. A rather quaffable, easy-drinking one at that without any off-flavours but not many flavours in general. Not bad, but also not very interesting or engaging.
Comment after the revelation of the dram:
Campbeltown Loch. Right. This should contain some Longrow and Springbank malts – I failed to detect them, but then again they’re not the most smoky of malts and the grain whisky seems to be dominating. Not a bad blend at all, but a tad too bland and simple for the more experienced Scotch lover (but then again, they aren’t the target group, now are they? 😉 ).

Score: 72/100

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