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J.A. Baczewski Whisky

J.A. Baczewski Whisky


According to pre-war recipe […]

We all know how in recent years whisky is gaining popularity. It is produced, in various types, by more and more companies and countries. Recently there were some talks about another Polish (yes, I have heard that voices) whisky - J.A. Baczewski Whisky. However, it is not a Polish product but Austrian one. Probably for an uninitiated consumer (or simply not reading labels) the name may be associated with Poland. Anyway, thats right in some way, but its a history. Im not going to get into it now. There are a lot of available sources about that. Im interested in the content of the bottle. What are we dealing with? In essence, it is a typical blend, a mixture of various malts and grain whiskies, matured in white American oak barrles, bottled with 43% ABV. Lets see how it tastes. N: sweet and alcoholic, it has started like this, stayed and ended, I could possibly finish the description in this moment, but I must try to get some more; what else?; honey touch, maybe vanilla and traces of ginger, generally not intense and flat; T: also here first of all alcoholic and warming up, after that you can try to distinguish cereal graininess, ginger, quince, something metallic, occasionally sweet; F: short and dry. Score: 66. Baczewski Whisky in my opinion is quite close to the classical blends like Johnnie Walker Red Label or Ballantine’s Finest. For drinking without tasting aspirations, on ice or in drinks. Only it is more expensive, which will certainly make it difficult to achieve similar fame. On the other hand, its something new and refreshing in the segment if it is going to stay longer. [caption id=attachment_7186 align=alignnone width=1920] J. A. Baczewski Whisky[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7187 align=alignnone width=1920] J. A. Baczewski

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(66 points)

  • Ballantine’s Finest, 40% ABV

    Ballantine’s Finest, 40% ABV


    Testing / Tasting
    (69 points)

    Standard blend

    It is time for Ballantines Finest. This is a flagship product from Pernod Ricard and probably it doesnt need any introduction. We are dealing here with a standard blend, bottled at a minimum level of 40% ABV. They are using approx. 40 different whiskies, including grains and single malts, to compose it. [caption id=attachment_6256 align=alignnone width=1602] Ballantines Finest[/caption] As stated by one of the characters in Vabank 2 movie, thinking that he was in Switzerland:...

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  • Johnnie Walker Red Label

    Johnnie Walker Red Label


    Testing / Tasting
    (69 points)

    “whisky no 1 in the world” – producer

    After Chivas 12 years old I decided to go after blow and describe the next blend. Blend by large B. Johnnie Walker Red Label needs no introduction. According to the manufacturer it is whiskey No. 1 in the world. This may be true in terms of the number of sold bottles. Johnnie Walker Red Label is a blended whisky, which is a mixture of grain whiskies and single malts, without specifying age (NAS). In the case of basic blends grain content is relatively large, easily and cheaply it can be...

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  • Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Loch Lomond Single Malt


    Testing / Tasting
    (68 points)

    NAS from Highlands

    In the Scottish Highlans, near Loch Lomond lies, founded in 1814, distillery of the same name. It belongs to the Loch Lomond Group, owner also of the Glen Scotia in Campbeltown. In a sense, the distillery is unique, as it in the same place produces a single malt whisky, grain whisky and blends. Today I have tasted Loch Lomond Single Malt NAS (no age statement), 40% ABV. [caption id=attachment_3246 align=alignnone width=801] Loch Lomond Single Malt NAS[/caption] [caption...

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