Roger's Whisky Company: Campbeltown 6 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Key Facts About This Whisky
Bottler: Roger's Whisky Company
Range: Roger's Hidden Treasures
Founder: Roger Tan
Distillery: A secret Campbeltown distillery
Age: 6 Years Old
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Spirit Type: Tea-spooned malt
Cask Type: Single cask
Cask Ref: 31
Alcohol by Volume: 54.0%
Outturn: 364 Bottles
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Bottle Size: 700ml
Campletown Malt Tasting Notes
Nose: Initially fresh, a bit grassy, orange zest with maple syrup waffles. This one really appreciates some time in the glass and changes, bringing interesting new flavours. Fantastic chocolately sweetness, nutella! Milk chocolate and hazelnut. After 30 minutes in the glass: literally an explosion of nutella, almost unbelievable!
Palate: Super smooth and rounded, superbly integrated. Just a touch peppery. Orange peel, tangerine juice coming into the mix. And that chocolaty vibe again.
Finish: Dark chocolate, cacoa nibs, tangerine juice, and very long for a young whisky like this.
About this Roger's Whisky Company release
This is the second release in the "Hidden Treasures" range from Independent Bottler Roger's Whisky Company. When I spoke with Roger about this range he explained that he wanted to offer great quality, yet modest, whiskies at an affordable price. Still the same great quality of single cask whiskies, maximum flavour, and the beautiful artwork that Roger is known for; but by being clever with cask and distillery selection, Roger is able to keep the price as accessible as possible.
In the case of this great quality Campeltown whisky, Roger has found a cask that doesn't come with the distillery naming rights - hence the vague name and the tea-spooned spirit. So the dram you're trying is from a great distillery, but without the increased cost associated with the brand name.
A delicious Campeltown Scotch whisky bottled at an excellent 54% ABV, natural colour, without chill filtration. And an artisan product from an indie bottler, limited to just 364 bottles. You really can't go wrong.