Tasting Notes

Producing WhiskyCast has given me the opportunity to taste some really amazing whiskies, and I’m pleased to share my tasting notes with you here. You can search my entire database of tasting notes from this page, and I hope you’ll find it useful.

Royal Salute 38 Stone of Destiny

Country: Scotland


Type: Blended Scotch

Bottler: Chivas Brothers

ABV: 40%

Score: 97 Points

Royal Salute 38 Stone of Destiny. Image courtesy Chivas Brothers. A truly world-class whisky in every way! The nose has notes of Christmas cake, baked oranges, red apples, hints of subtle oak and honey along with a touch of sherry and a very subtle hint of grassiness. The taste is syrupy-thick, smooth, complex, and demanding of attention, with hints of honey, dried oranges and apples, hazelnut, dark chocolate, and caramel. The finish is honey-thick with old leather, a kiss of mint, caramel candy and hazelnuts. Originally made for the Queen, and a truly regal whisky!