The Whiskey Chaps Blind Tasting #3, 7/1/21.

whisky blind tasting

This was our third Whiskey Chaps blind tasting, in which @RockNRolla60 became our third volunteer to send us three blind whisk(e)y samples to nose and taste, and to see if we could guess anything about each of them, in return we we will be sending samples in return. This is my summary of the tasting.

Blind sample #1

Appearance – This is a lovely Rich amber colour, it’s quite viscous on the glass, and takes some time to drop nice syrupy legs.

Nose – That’s a decent ABV, fizzy up the nose straight away, and I initially get cocktail cherries, dustiness, an oiliness, some menthol.

Palate – very juicy, lots of red berries, cocoa, liquorice, cigar leaves, but lots of red berries all the way through. I’m getting lemon, a touch of pineapple, white pepper, and a chilli’s, it’s getting quite spicy the longer it sits.

Finish – Long side of medium for me, very spicy, more wood coming along with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, I like this tbh.

And the sample is!

Overall – I really enjoyed this whisky, and it’s one i’ve looked at quite regular and considered buying, i can see a bottle being purchased somewhere along the line.

Would i buy a bottle? – Yes, it may be a NAS bottling but i really like it.

Blind sample #2

Appearance – This one is lighter than dram 1, very light gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line straight away, and drops slow thin legs and teardrops hang on the glass.

Nose – Wow, that’s some ABV, must be closer to cask strength, and so far not like any whisky I can remember. Lots of sweetness, lemon cubes, Turkish delight, caster sugar, also a little dusty. I detect some bbq meat notes, and some menthol, there’s lots going on here for me.

Palate – Hand rolling tobacco, very dark chocolate Orange, chilli’s, ginger, not the sweet stuff though, black liquorice, I like this. There’s also some nuttiness, candied lemon slices too.

Finish – I’m going long side of medium here, still quite spicy, not too much wood though, mainly dark chocolate, Orange rind, lemons, tobacco leaves, and white pepper, I like this one too Sean.

And the sample is!

Overall – I had new flavour combo’s with this drop, which were lovely to be honest, and in general it’s a super tasting whisky, lots of depth too, i’d happily sit with a drop any time.

Would i buy a bottle? – Yes definitely, it’s a cracker of a drop in my humble opinion, i don’t know how expensive it is but it’s very good.

Blind sample #3

Appearance – This one is so light, white wine, light straw in colour, it slowly beads up on the glass, and slowly drops thin legs.

Nose – That’s a decent ABV, and we’re into sweet peat, ash, some bbq meat notes but not overly strong. There’s a loverly sweetness too that runs through this, icing sugar, there’s minerality but it’s quite fruity too.

Palate – Yeah there’s the peat and ash, decent mouthfeel too, a sweet lemon note, a little Germoline, an oiliness which could be Campbeltown tbh, could be Longrow.

Finish – It’s a long side of medium finish for me, very oily, a little spicy, I’d say warming is the best descriptor for me, a little citrusy, salinity. I’m torn on where this is from tbh.

And the sample is!

Overall – This one was a real curveball to be honest, which got the most guesses from me, and it’s another super drop, that i’d definitely buy, very very nice indeed.

Would id buy a bottle? – I’ve not come across an indie bottling of Glenturret before, and i’m so pleased it was included in this blind tasting, it’s another super whisky, that i’d definitely buy.

My overall thoughts on the tasting – We’ve blind tasted 3 great whiskies this evening from @RockNRolla60, another super evening of whisky.

I’d like to thank Sean again for being our 3rd Blind tasting volunteer it’s been fantastic fun. Our 4th Blind tasting will be on the 11th of February, and our volunteer will be Jason – @JasonGilluley (Twitter), can’t wait to do it all again.

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