This is our second month of trying something new. As always, we listen to our customers and we're actively looking at ways to improve and give you the tasting notes in the best way possible. For the moment they are electronic but this could change.
We've got the tasting notes for our May whiskies below, if you want a document emailing to you please get in touch at the below email address.
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#989 – Redbreast 12 Year Old
Smooth as silk, we love it. The Redbreast is a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey from Irish Distillers who produce another Irish classic, Jameson.
A beautifully balanced whiskey with awards aplenty. This is our gaffers favourite from this month’s selection.
Nose: Notes of dried fruit, sherry and linseed coming through with hints of vanilla.
Palate: Hints of spice, complex on the palate. Assertive with layers of honey and a hint of sherry. Lovely.
Finish: A lingering finish with spice and vanilla custard.
#958 – The Mystery Whisky
Some people don’t like Twitter, we love it and we want to engage with you online. Join us on Twitter on 24th May 2017 at 8pm for our Twitter Tasting of bottle #958, then we can all chat about what we like and don’t like about it. After we’ve done this we will release the tasting notes on our blog for you to compare.
#951 – Johnnie Walker Black Label
Some people can be a bit snobby about a blended whisky. But it has its place. And Johnnie Walker Black Label is one of the best.
This blend has been created using only whiskies that have been matured for at least 12 years; this creates a complex, benchmark blend for all other blends to look up to.
Whether you like him or not, Jim Murray scored this whisky 95.5 points from 100.
Fun fact: The label on all Johnnie Walker expressions is set at 24 degrees to maximise the size and amount of text on the label.
Nose: Toasted oak gives way to rich dried fruits, honey and a little peat.
Palate: Silky and smooth with hints of spice and raisins. Underlying caramel syrup sweetness makes for a pleasant experience.
Finish: A long and sophisticated finish, slightly smoky with hints of citrus fruits.
#960 – Buffalo Trace
Not an expensive bourbon and quite common in any good cocktail bar. But have you tried it before?
Buffalo Trace is a lovely Kentucky Bourbon from one of the oldest distilleries over the pond.
They’ve won a few awards too. Check out their website to see what they have won.
Nose: Little hints of vanilla and mint with a little toffee, easy on the nose and very likeable.
Palate: Nose leads you to think it’s a sweet little number and it is, with notes of brown sugar and a little spice giving way to a hint of oak.
Finish: There is a serious depth to the finish, it's long and full flavoured yet smooth.