.copper dog

A Copper Dog is a small copper tube with a copper coin welded in one end and a chain on the other, designed to sneak into ones’ trousers leg whilst browsing a whisky warehouse. It is also a bar in the Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie, Speyside, Scotland, where they serve this bespoke whisky in their cocktails or if you like, neat. Let’s try the latter.

copper-dog-whisky40% abv, €30 
blended malt

Nose: a fruity nose, with lots of apples, juicy reds and fresh-sour greens mixed together. Sweet too, like a tarte tatin – which, in its turn, is made from peaches…
Palate: slightly dry, but fresh and fruity too. Hints of apple cider and a whiff of fresh lime juice. In the back, there is a touch of sweet amarena cherries in syrup, which is nice.
Finish: quite short and… I’d almost say leathery, which is a bit odd. The apples are there too, and that is what lingers a bit longer.

Conclusion: Quite balanced, to the point where it is almost bland and boring, which is the reason I wouldn’t be drinking it straight any time soon. A good thing it has not been designed for this purpose, so I am afraid that I must obtain a bottle and add it to the collection of “try this in a cocktail” whiskies. Cheers!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s