Appearance: Light golden straw. Deceptively strong, thick legs clinging to the sides of the glass like rum icing on a bundt cake.
Nose: Exceptionally clean. Peach syrup, lemon-lime soda, cereal grains.
Palate: Clean as the nose suggests. Soft vanilla, steel cut oats, powdered sugar, lemon. None of the flavors are competing for attention. Well balanced and delightfully subtle. Round and cool mouthfeel. Continued sweetness lingers in the finish, like powdered sugar and maple syrup after a plate of thick-cut French toast. Soft burn that fades slowly; a lapping wave on the shore of an isolated mountain pond.
It seems that no matter what, there will always be those in the whisky-loving world who will see blends as lesser whiskies than single malts regardless of the individual qualities contained within any unique sample of either. I am of the opinion that these people are missing out. Who am I to complain? More for the rest of us, right?
Asyla is a quality Scotch suitable for an evening of easy sipping, or for use as a higher-tier mixer. The flavors are straightforward and unchallenging, which can be helpful for introducing newcomers to the world of Scotch. All of this presented in attractive package with a very reasonable price point. Asyla is not a blend to be overlooked.