Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me.
On the 13th July 2017 I took part in the second of a series of blind tastings run by Brian who runs the Malt Musings blog. The idea was simple, five of us select 3 whiskies each and send samples to each other – each of our samples are given a letter to represent us and a number to represent where in the tasting they will be used. We then taste through the samples live on Twitter and try to guess what they are. It’s a great test of your tasting abilities but also really enjoyable to try something without any pre-conceptions based on origin, abv etc.
To read a review of the first blind tasting you can go to Brian’s post here. Our next live tasting is taking place this Wednesday (26th) at 8pm and you can follow along with #BlindTasting. In the run up to the third tasting I will be posting my tasting notes for each of the whiskies tried in our second session.
Malt to start with yet sweet – like wheetabix with milk. Followed by fruit and a sour note – like a red whine left open for awhile.
Clove to start giving a slightly numbing effect followed by lots of fruit – mixed berries but in particular blackcurrant and then honey sweetness.
Oak, fruit and honey.
Not one I’d heard of before – either this expression or the distillery in general. Certainly an enjoyable dram and a bargain for the price at around £30 a bottle. That said I’m not really the biggest fan of malty whiskies and although the malt wasn’t heavy on this one it would probably be enough to stop me going out and buying a bottle. I would however like to try more from Glenallachie.
I couldn’t actually find any website for Glenallachie but a quick Google search will give you a range of tasting notes for this. You can also find a recent article regarding the distillery in Brian’s post here.
On a side note I’d like to make mention of the stunning picture at the top of this article – the picture is by John who supplied this sample and who also takes some amazing whisky photos! I highly recommend checking him out on Twitter and Instagram.