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Trader Joe's Speyside 18

Trader Joe's Speyside Single Malt 18
Meeting Number 176
Date Tasted 2017-06-14
Region Speyside
Distillery Unknown
Where Open Map
Product 18 Year 
Alcohol 40% ABV
Aggregate Score 75
COLOR
A light honey mahogony, amber, bright green tea, late autumn or harvest gold.
NOSE
Somewhat complex with vanilla, sweet and fruity, floral, wet wood, apples, grass, toffee.
FLAVOR
Not too complex.  Sweet, creamy, grape skins, grass and vanilla.
FINISH
The finish is pretty short and flat: toffee, grass, lemon, vanilla followed by salt.
COMMENTS
Pleasant and not terribly flawed.  It's a simple dram without the complexity it should have.  Preferred drams within price range are Balvenie 12 Doublewood, Laphroaig 10, Talisker 10, and Lagavulin 16.
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