Due to circumstances, I have been a little less present here. But that’s how it goes right, sometimes things just go differently than you planned or would like. So hopefully I can pick up on writing and tasting a bit more soon again, but I think this will work out just fine. Anyway, for today I do have another review and that will be the lovely Vega 20 year old.
This Vega is already the 7th edition in this series of blended Malts from North Star Spirits. And not only have they all received good reviews, they are also very affordable (I paid € 79 for this Vega). In addition, they all have a considerable age, ranging from 20 years to no less than 41 years old. Sounds good right?
This Vega has matured in American and European oak sherry casks and is bottled at 43.5% ABV.
Vega 20 year old tasting notes:
Nose: quite some oranges at first. Which is quickly followed by stewed dark fruit, such as blueberries and blackberries. Fresh plums. Dried figs and raisins. A big chunk of dark chocolate and some honey too. But then there’s also a freshness from gooseberries.
Taste: quite some dark chocolate here as well. Plums and oranges. Raisins. Tobacco leaves. A hint of Balsamic oil. Hazelnuts and crushed black peppercorns in the background.
Finish: mid-long with dark chocolate and oranges. Dried figs too.
A very pleasant and delicious blended malt that is absolutely very well priced indeed. Great value for money. The low percentage of 43.5% alcohol is no problem at all here either. If you haven’t tasted this one yet and you like a nice sherry-matured dram, then this is definitely worth a try.