Buchanan's Master: nothing groundbreaking or overly complex about it but it's a fine everyday drinking whisky.
In 1884 Canadian born James Buchanan first created Buchanan’s to fill a niche for an affordable entry level blended Scotch and it has since become a worldwide recognised brand with a strong presence in South American countries.
Buchanan's Master blended Scotch whisky was launched in 2010, intended (initially at least) for the Central and Southern American markets. This is around 15 years of age, although this is not stated on the bottle. This expression is chill filtered and bottled at 40% ABV and contains artificial colouring. The average price of this bottle is around $50 for a one litre bottle.
On the nose: fresh aromas of lemony citrus, lemon peel, vanilla, cream and pecan nuts. In the back there's a very subtle smokiness.
On the palate: more pecans, lemon and cream notes. In the back theres a bitter note that's reminiscent of dark chocolate and again a very subtle smoky note.
Finish: Medium length with lemon and caramel notes.
Overall: a very pleasant blended whisky. There's nothing groundbreaking or overly complex about it but it's a fine everyday drinking whisky.