Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky with Dan

IMG_53114Another visitor from New Brunswick, second to last of east coast interlopers.

Nothing quite like attaching a national poet‘s name to your product to drag in the ex-pat dollars and drunk patriots’ pounds… Pretty fucking morose when you realize he drank himself to death.  It’s like Columbine Brand Bullets. Or Michael Hutchinson Glad Kitchen Catchers.  Or Michael Jackson Chewable Sedatives. If it makes you feel any better, at least this doesn’t show up in the first page of results on Google when searching for Robert Burns.

This is a blend from the same distillers as The Arran Malt, but the pedigree is not quite there. I love Islands scotches, and this one shows some promise but this one… just isn’t it.

Dan – burn comes and goes, syrupy, oranges
Simon – neutral, liquor almost. too much burn

Dan – dry, dimetapp, burn, cough syrup
Simon – honey, lots of burn, wood notes, plant matter

Dan – wood, still dry, not great aftertaste, okay
Simon – easier to drink, a little more balanced but not perfect

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky – 40% 700ml – $28.99 or $41.95 – Islands

Try it? Sure. Buy it? No.

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