logo

My Handcrafted Opinions on Whiskies, Distilleries and Other Related Stuff

Most Recent Whisky

Most Recent Whisky Review

Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Straight Rye

This bottle was labelled #3031 from Batch 0887 and bottled at 45.2% ABV.  The nose was very nice, herbal tea with mint and sweet vanilla notes.  The mouthfeel is fresh, light and oily, bittersweet on palate with more vanilla, candy, black coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish has peppermint, wood and grassy rye notes.  With water it gets sweeter, even honeyed, while heat builds in the finish with chilli spiced dark chocolate.  Overall very delicious; a light and subtle of straight rye.

Read More
  • Wednesday, 28 December 2011 03:18

    My Alfred Barnard Blend Project Part 3

    Written by

    I quite liked my second version of the recipe and I have posted tasting notes under Reviews.  

    The nose has some malt and peat smoke.  This version is a bit more subdued than Blend #1,  The taste is still smooth and rich, orange maramalade and caramel notes.  The finish is spicy and long with tobacco and smoke.  With water the finish becomes a little more peppery.  Overall  this is still pretty hefty for a blend and my guess with just 25% grain most people would assume this is a single or perhaps a blended malt whisky.

    This version was more balanced than blend #1, but overall I think I will stick to drinking whisky and let the experts do the blending.  Those that can, do.  Those that can't, write blogs.

    Leave a comment

    Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

    Whiskies Tried...

    Total to Date: 694

    Distilleries

    Visited to Date: 66

    Follow Me on Twitter!

    Random Whisky

    Ardbog

    This is not one of the many typos on my wobsite.  Wobsite, Ardbog, typo.... come on that's funny!  This is Ardbog, a 2013 release from of my favorite distilleries Ardbeg.    Matured in sherry casks and bottled at 52% ABV I had a feeling I would like this due to my extremely soft spot for smoke and sherry.  The nose has salty peat, dried fruit and vanilla.  The taste is sweet and smokey, sherry influence is evident along with citrus and spice.  The finish has a sweet fudge note and more peat before some green oak finally pushes through.  Good stuff.