Dram Review: McHenry Single Malt Barrel No. 7

[44.0%・4 Years Old・Distilled in 2012・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 140 Bottles]

Nose:

Clean, but simple, but clean, with light honey and wood shaves amidst a grassy vibe, pepper with almond flavoured sugar, some nectarines and mint leaves.

Palate & Finish:

A light mouthfeel of rather easy to drink honey and apricot jam, mint leaves, with a clean punch of spices and thereafter showing notes of the clean malt spirit together with freshly baked almond croissant and finger limes.

Lighter finish with hints of green apples and menthol chewing gum.

Thoughts:


In truth it’s been years since I have had a McHenry and I didn’t remember much about the distillery but simply put this 2017 release is not bad at all, light and simple but clean and actually rather easy to drink.

Though I think they really ought to re-think about their label layout though..

[Recommended if you like the distillery/style]


-Nicholas