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Label 5 Gold Heritage Adds Some Premium To Popular Blended Whisky Brand

label-5Label 5 blended Scotch whisky, led by the well established Classic Black, is a popular whisky brand the world over. It is being joined now by Gold Heritage, a slightly more premium offering over the Black expression.

Label 5 Gold Heritage, pricing around $40, will initially be available in the U.S., China and Australia. It is an blend of Scotch whisky that includes malts aged more than 20 years, according to those behind it. There was no immediate mention of which distilleries contributed whisky to the mix.

Tasting notes are below per the distillers for this burnished copper colored bottling.

Nose:  Subtle spice, cinnamon infused blackcurrants combined with creamy vanilla ice cream
Palate: A superb combination of rich sweet oak and toasted spices laced with the slightest hint of peat smoke
Finish:   Satisfyingly long and smooth

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Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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