We've done it a little differently this month. We've put our tasting notes in this blog rather than on our cards. This way we can be a little different and reactive with our whiskies.
Have a read and compare your own notes with the ones we have provided for you.
Let us know what you think, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
#982 – Longrow Peated
This lovely dram is a Scotch whisky.
A single malt from the Campbeltown region.
If you like a whisky with an age statement this isn’t it. This is just one of many whiskies that play a part in the growing trend of non-age statement whiskies.
In 2013 it was voted the best Campbeltown Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards – not a bad accolade and a worthy winner we think.
Nose: Very creamy, vanilla custard. The smoke develops. Toasted marshmallows, herbs and rich fruits appear over time.
Palate: Incredibly well balanced. Rich and creamy with a slight medicinal hint. The smoke is always present and washes over the palate in waves.
Finish: The gentle smoke lingers and lingers.
#988 – Powers John’s Lane Release
This beauty is an Irish whiskey
It’s a 12 year Single Pot Still and is considered a modern classic.
Their website isn’t the best and as yet they haven’t been able to provide us with their own official tasting notes. But, we’ll let them off because we think this stuff is great and tastes so good.
To help us with the tasting notes we’ve used the suggested tasting notes from irishwhiskey.com.
Nose: The nose is reminiscent of an old Dublin pub with old world aromas of wood and leather lifted with Sherry sweetness. (So nice my wife even likes the smell.)
Palate: Rich full bodied single pot still with honey and vanilla. Typical of Powers supported by deep rich dried fruit flavours.
Finish: The pot still pepper fades fast leaving the wood to have the last word.
#996 – The Mystery Whisky
We want you to engage with us and try this whisky with your fellow ‘wishkyteers’. Follow us on Twitter and meet us there on 3rd May 2017 at 8pm for our joint Twitter Tasting. After we’ve done this we will release the tasting notes on our blog for you to compare.
#998 – Wild Turkey 101
This spicy thing is an American whiskey
A NAS bourbon.
It’s won many awards. Even Jim Murray likes it, scoring this dram with an impressive 91 points in his Whisky Bible.
We like to offer the official tasting notes by the distillery here at Wishky as often as we can. Sometimes these just aren’t available for us. So the best place for anything bourbon is our friends @breakingbourbon.
Nose: A strong blend of toffee and caramel, with spice and vanilla providing a nice base of additional layers of toasted oak and butterscotch.
Palate: Sweet notes of vanilla, maple and cinnamon are nicely contrasted with oakiness and spice.
Finish: The medium length finish gives way to the slightly dry aftertaste. Spice, pepper and oak dominate over the palates sweeter notes.