J & B Rare / Justerini & Brooks
Added on Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 01:50 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Scotland
  Price: $19 Availability: Wide
A blend of 42 malt and grain whiskies.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is honey sweet, with something gaseous (approaching farty).  Light apples and grapes.  The Duke mentioned banana chips, and he's right.  Okay the palate -- it's sweet and somewhat fruity.  And, uh, well that's about it.  Finish is longish, but a bit eh.  This is decent and pretty drinkable, despite some off notes (the flatulent aspects and some other sour stuff), it's okay.  Considering that this is the cheap stuff, it's surprisingly passable.  The blenders themselves state that this is "specially blended to make it ideal for mixing," but I don't think it necessarily needs to be.  B-/C+ 
N: Banana chips and a little vomit.  Very estery, not too much grain in the nose.
P: Tangy, medium oily, lemon.
F: A tad hot with the grain rearing it's head in the finish.

Rare?  Really?  Anyway...

Nose is actually quite nice with some straightforward malt notes.  Palate is light and sweet with a bit of malt and not much more.  Finish is pretty nonexistent. 

One word:  Blah. 

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