Wrapping up this foray into Whiskies Irish is a bottle The Dan had set aside for review. This is an Irish Whiskey blend, mixing malt and grain whiskeys, but with more malt than their normal white label. Neat: The Dan – Oaky, honey. Soft aftertaste & light on the tongue. Soft mouthfeel. Me – smooth,
This is the second of the Irish Whiskies we bought for St Paddy’s day, delayed by scheduling conflicts with The Dan. But this weekend we managed to get together and get a bunch of tastings done, as well as tossing around some video blog ideas. This is a Pot Still blend, I believe. Neat: The
I grabbed this and the next bottle of something called “Irish Whiskey” for St Patrick’s day when we threw a little impromptu get together. My work ethic being what it is its taken me until now to write down some notes. So, obviously, this is not scotch, this is irish whiskey. Its a pressed malt,
Got this bottle as a going away present from a co-worker when I left my last job. Its the first blended scotch I’ve reviewed, and… its better than I thought it was going to be. Up to now I hadn’t actually tried in straight, only with soda or ginger ale. Neat: Mild smell, almost nutty.
Yay for surprise scotch presents! Katherine grabbed this for me a few weeks ago so obviously I had to get her help for the review. You may recognize MacAllan as the scotch Joel McHale/Jeff Winger drinks on Community/The Today Show, apparently. Asking for ‘a” MacAllan is a bit like rolling into Boston and asking for
Another bottle to replace. This Jura was one of the first bottles I bought myself – I really liked the story they told on the box, for the most part. But it has grown to mean more to more people and as such, must be returned to the shelf. Neat: Katherine – heavy on the
I should come clean on this one before I go any further – after Taliskers, Bowmore is my favourite scotch. If you want to drink single malt scotch on a budget, you literally can’t beat this. I got my first bottle as a birthday present from my friend Jono – I’m now at the bottom
The other night I got a call from The Dan that our friend Alex had purloined a bottle of single malt scotch from his dad’s closet. It proved to be the very tasty Founder’s Reserve 10y expression, discontinued some time ago and not currently available. Awesome. Its always a treat to stumble upon rarer bottles,
This is the first single malt scotch I tasted when I started this new hobby of scotch… uh, drinking. It was the second bottle I emptied (I love Bowmore), triggering the purchase of this collection. I am going to have to replace this dinky 200ml bottle soon. Neat: light, clear, balanced, smooth & sweet. With
I’m not usually a huge fan of the super-high proofed whiskies – while it has its uses, the burn is a distraction from the flavour. I was pleasantly surprised by the 57° – it manages to remain a Talisker while bringing significant heat. Neat: Alcohol & peat – hot on the tongue, lots of burn.