Serendipity Whisky – Supreme Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Serendipity Whisky – Limited Edition Supreme Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Guaranteed 12 Years Old, Chill Filtered, 40% Alc/vol.
Nicola did it again, she encouraged Jim to open one of his bottles of Serendipity. Jim did not argue too much with the decision to open this bottle.
Serendipity- The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Mistakes happen, a mix up happened and a 1992 Glen Moray Single Malt ( about one fifth ) and an older Ardbeg Single Malt ( about four fifths ) were blended together and the result was Serendipity, what a joyous union it turned out to be. As they say, it WOULD be a pity to waste it.
Distilled & Bottled in Scotland by
MacDonald & Muir Limited
Part of the Glenmorangie Co.
Cork out of the bottle and we sat down to do the tasting.
Nose…Creamy and smooth hints of chocolate toffee, soft peat at the back.
Taste…Surprisingly mellow, tingles with the peat, hints of creamy chocolate still there.
Finish…Medium length still showing a smoothness and the tingle goes on.
Nose…Sweet chocolate creaminess and a little of that wonderful Ardbeg peat.
Taste…Ever so smooth and mellow, the Glen Moray softens the typical Ardbeg tingle, but a great marriage.
Finish…Long with an Islay peat finish, this is so good, need to pour another.
Another great malt from Glenmorangie Co. Nicola is getting there, the more she tastes the Islay/ peaty/smokey drams the more she is beginning to like them a little, it is slow but we are sure Nicola will benefit in the appreciation of these complex and fabulous drams.
Maybe soon we could get Nicola into some powerful Lagavulin’s, Laphroaig’s and dare we mention Bruichladdich’s Octomore, but that will be another tasting event.
Dare we say it would not be a bad thing if more mistakes were made if the result was a dram like Serendipity.
Not many of these bottles are left so get onto the web and check out the availability of Serendipity, if you locate one, buy it, it is a smashing dram, the slight down side is that you may have to pay around £70.00 or even more for the pleasure.
Like most of the great drams we taste, the bottle soon empties, and we have to look into the cabinet for our next opening.