Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Project featured a 24 year old single grain Scotch final yr. Now Muckety-Muck returns as a 25 yr previous — identical Port Dundas inventory, identical pig-inspired title, only one yr older.
I believe it’s secure to say that any opinions you could have had in regards to the 24 yr previous model of this whiskey are equally legitimate at 25 (and 0.5% increased abv). Grainy and leathery on the nostril, there’s a delicate observe of pepper that rides together with lemon peel and a contact of buttered rum batter, including some texture — although the underlying cereal does numerous the speaking.
As anticipated, the palate has extra occurring. Fairly candy and chewy, with brown butter and spiced nuts main right into a vanilla-scented sugar cookie dough character. The physique’s fairly creamy and clear, the expertise brief on nuance however heavy on expression, concluding with a sunny squeeze of lemon, perhaps some tangerine, and a layer of butterscotch candies.
I don’t have any extra of the 24 yr previous Muckety-Muck available to style these aspect by aspect, however wanting again at my very related notes — sans any trace of smokiness this time round — I’m assured that probably the most noteworthy change with this launch is its value (an additional $25).