Today I have the TB/BSW on the menu, a 6 year old blend from the Thompson Bros. After the affordable blended malt SRV5 that I really appreciated, it seemed only logical to give this one a try too. Especially because this one is also competitively priced by the gentlemen (Just under €50).
This small-batch release contains both single malts and grain whisky, but what exactly is in it is not known. According to the Thompson Bros, this blend is a celebration of sherry maturation, and the character is said to be inspired by the sherry-forward blends from the past. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
This Blend is bottled at 46% ABV.
TB/BSW tasting notes:
Nose: Lots of chocolate at first. Toffee. Then almonds. Raisins, plums, and honey. A hint of oranges, but also a note of blackberries. Later also nutmeg.
Taste: the chocolate is back. Honey and sweet raisins. Orange marmalade. A hint of lemons. Blueberries and blackberries. Almonds and a little bit of tobacco, but more into the background. A pinch of black pepper, nutmeg, and some cinnamon.
Finish: short to mid-long and slightly drying. With notes of cocoa, nutmeg, and cinnamon. But a hint of lemons too.
A rich and full blend, perhaps not very complex, but it’s quite tasty and beautifully balanced. It’s pleasant and easy to drink, making it a perfect daily dram. And again, great value for money! The Thompson Bros surprised me again with this nice blend.