SIA Blended Scotch Whisky
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SIA Blended Scotch Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


6.8/10
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$49.99
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Internet-born blend for the modern age. 
 
Carin Luna-Ostaseski was a web designer who was introduced to Whisky and fell for it hard. So, she trained as a bartender, interviewed experts, and set her mind to creating her own brand. What does the modern, internet savvy entrepreneur do to address such an expensive and risky proposition? That’s right… she launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 raising more than $45,000 to launch her dream. SIA Scotch Whisky was born as a perfect analogy for craft Whisky production in the modern era.
 
Hunter Laing and Company have been vatting and blending special edition Whiskies for generations, and when Carin set out to concoct her masterpiece, she knew that they would a great partner to give her a hand. SIA Scotch is a blend of Speyside and Highland Single Malts with a touch of Islay added in for a bit of depth and character. 
 
You will notice a dark, honey-gold color that usually speaks to older spirits. But the magic combination of specific drams and ages remains their trade secret. The fruit of their effort is getting rave reviews and awards — taking the Double Gold at San Francisco in 2014 and scoring above 90 pts with Wine Enthusiast and "Outstanding!" with Whisky Advocate. 

Smartass Corner: 
SIA — pronounced “see-ya” — means “six” is Scottish Gaelic. So, why did Carin name her Whisky Sia? Because it is her favorite number that’s why.


 
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside, Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Hunter Laing and Co. Ltd.
  • Age
    NAS

Flavour Spiral™

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toasted
smoky
vanilla
orange
clove
zesty
mandarin
walnuts
toasted bread
What does SIA Blended Scotch Whisky taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in SIA Blended Scotch Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark honey gold. 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Heavy on lemon zest with mandarin orange and clove in the background.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Caramelized Crème Brûlée, vanilla, toasted walnut bread and a dash of smoke. 
 
Finish 
Smooth and lightly sweet with hazelnut.

Flavor Spiral
Vanilla, toasted, orange, toasted bread, smoky, zesty, mandarin, clove, walnuts.

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Ratings & Reviews
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, delicate, Blended Scotch Whisky with a delicate birth; while life gives you a little bite; that leads to a smooth & almost sweet death with notes of hazelnut.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Great aroma. Sweet. First taste is rather light with some sweetness, with a bite that hits quickly at the end and fades.
 
Greg
Greg,
This was very average for me. I read a lot of people calling it smooth, but I would not call it that. It's not bad on the nose but it's a shade spicey on the tongue and swallows with some heat. At that point I found myself thinking the tasting notes were going to be strong...but it just disappears without much taste. Not terrible but it doesn't make into my recommendation list or my stock supply.
 
Lee
Lee,
A very light scotch. Sweet lemon aroma, soft on the lips with honey, caramel, and a touch of spicy peat. Labeled as a blend of Speyside and Highland with a bit of Islay, I enjoyed it. Very smooth with nice flavors, but lacking the richness and punch I look for in my choice scotch.
 
Paul
Paul,
Buttery and easy to sip loved it
 
Austin
Austin,
Smooth, sweet and warm
 
James
James,
Not a bad scotch. Very light and drinkable. Kind of a “scotch light”.
 
Holly
Holly,
Not much of a Scotch fan but I enjoyed this.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Not as toasted as I expected from the flavor profile.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
It’s pretty nice, soft, and easy drinking. A good sip-er with no bite and a cool distillery story.
 
Alex
Alex,
It's not too bad but not great either. You can taste the Highland and just a faint bit of smoke from the Islay but there is nothing that really stands out to me. It's like it wants to grow up to be a Scotch, but hasn't decided on what kind.
 
Terri
Terri,
caramel , honey and slightly smokey. Smooth finish
 
Allison
Allison,
Smooth, flavorful, peaty
 
Thomas
Thomas,
As someone who owns and drinks a lot of scotch, I'm just not sure what all the praise of this one is for. At best it's an okay scotch. Seems to contain a lot of young grain whiskies so smooth would not be an accurate description. A drop of water seemed to clean this up and make the malts a bit more pronounced. I taste absolutely zero peat in this one so, although I've read differently, there appears to be no Islay presence. At $50 I would avoid this one, just no value at that price point.
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth and complex. Very enjoyable.
 
Joe
Joe,
What a great way to be introduced to scotch
 
Brad
Brad,
Nice blend with good combination of sweet and smoke. Not a strong finish and does not linger on the palette. One glass is enough as a second glass tended to give me a headache the next day. Decent price but is not on my list of must haves.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very similar to Oban 14, not to much peat so it's right up my alley.
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Decent blended scotch, brings together Speyside and Highland malts well. Little more of the vanilla and orange flavors hit your palate, and diminishes quickly. But for the price not to bad, I enjoyed this better neat than with water or ice.
 
Donald
Donald,
Not for me to buy again. Tasted over ice. The smokey lemon nose does not have strong appeal for me.
 
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