It’s a little later than usual, we’re very sorry about that. We’ve been busy working away to improve the experience and research some lovely whiskies that we will be including in our subscription boxes over the next few months.
Below you will find your tasting notes for each whisky you will have in your subscription. Next month we should have the new tasting notes ready for you to touch, feel and experience within your sets. But we’ll still keep posting the tasting notes on here if you like to ‘do things electronically’.
#950 – Deveron 12 (was going to be our mystery whisky)
Sometimes a whisky undergoes a little rebrand, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. We think this rebrand is just spot on. The bottle is unique with its frosted glass and the label perfectly compliments it.
But enough about what it looks like! What does it taste like? Do the aficionados at Wishky like it?
Basically it tastes great and yes we love it. And if we come up with a way to recycle the bottles and use their great design, we’ll let you know.
The Deveron 12 is from the Macduff Distillery. You may recognise the name but with a slight change. This expression was previously the Glen Deveron.
It’s a single malt scotch from the Speyside region. A very smooth dram.
Nose: The nose is very nice, smoky with undertones of ginger and apples.
Palate: Immediately you get the butterscotch, a little honey too with a hint of oak. Very smooth!
Finish: Not an overpowering finish, a little apple that hangs around for a short time, leaves you with a little mellow oakiness.
#991 – Springbank 10
This little gem from the Campbeltown region is well regarded. It won a Gold Award back in 2014 at the World Whiskies Awards, so it can’t be that bad, can it?
It’s another single malt scotch, this time from the Springbank Distillery, one of the few remaining family-owned distilleries.
We like it here at Wishky, we like all our whiskies. That’s why we put them in our subscription boxes!
But, we’ll not give you our tasting notes this time. We’ll let you team from Springbank give you the official tasting notes.
Nose: Orchard fruit (pear) with a hint of peat, vanilla and malt.
Palate: Malt, oak, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, vanilla essence.
Finish: Sweet, with a lingering salty tingle.
#949 – Makers Mark
You’re likely to find this bourbon in most cocktail bars. But have you tried it on its own merit?
Makers Mark is the bourbon that is a little kinder and has less of a burn. That’s down to the way its made using wheat that is planted in the autumn.
It's one of the more successful bourbons to hop over the pond, and its even scored 91 points from 100 in Jim’s bible.
It’s great when drank neat or with a little ice, and if you have the time and the patience, try it in a cocktail.
Nose: You get vanilla and wheat, with a little woody oak and some caramel too.
Palate: A balanced dram. Rich and full. Sweet, with hints of fruit essences.
Finish: A subtle finish, you may say smooth. Sweet and leaves you with a little dry oakiness.
#985 – Paul John Brilliance
This is the second Indian single malt we have had in our subscription boxes. Another award winning easy drinking dram. Not astronomically priced for a premium whisky either.
Read most reviews on this little treasure and you’ll not find many who don’t appreciate it.
It comes from John Distilleries in Goa, India, which is named after their chairman. And it’s matured in ex-bourbon casks.
We like to try whiskies from around the world and this is one of our favourites.
Nose: You get whiffs of sweet fragrances with a little dash of honey too. There is a little cinnamon and salted butter too.
Palate: Sweet and a little spice. A little caramel and chocolate too. A wonderful experience. You even get hints of orange peel mid-way. What’s not to like.
Finish: The hints of orange linger in this long finish. It's wonderfully smooth and some spices and vanilla to end this little treat.