While this isn’t technically a whisky, it is generally clumped into that section, so we thought we’d give it a go.
The bottle borders somewhere between novel and gimmicky, and seeing as there are some other honey-whiskies out there, Kevin took the plunge and bought a bottle of this.
A good drink should be memorable, and this is very memorable. This however, is not a good drink. Although there is some honey, and bourbon for that matter, in the mix, it doesn’t come through. What does come through is a sickly cordial sweetness. Blegh.
It’s as if someone got the recipe while playing broken telephone with Helen Keller, and then added some extra sugar.
OK, maybe that’s a little harsh, what was I really expecting right?
Well, this is priced at R265, which means if we had spent R34 more, we could have bought a bottle of Glen Grant single malt for R299. It really annoys me when companies massively overprice their products. If it had cost half it’s price, I would have still scored it low, but at least I would’ve judged in it’s proper context.
I give this 1 out of 5.