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Mysterious dram – Blind tasting

Mysterious dram – Blind tasting


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During the 5th Whisky Festival in Jastrzębia Góra, I tried many malts, I also got a few samples, including one mysterious. Mysterious, without specifying any details, just for fun in blind tasting. There was nothing left for me to do. Nice weather, so I called the dog and went to the sea to taste. In order not to get carried away by the beautiful nature, I carried out the second part of the tasting after returning home. [caption id=attachment_7809 align=alignnone width=1920] Blind Tasting[/caption] C: gold; N: the nose is very calm and gentle, there isnt any impact of alcohol or other heavy tones, one thing is certain the great peat is not here, it is not Laphroaig;) that is sure, then I have some glimpses of fruit, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, only after I get a little of vanilla and caramel, after some time I received also raisins and traces of cappuccino; T: slightly warming, with traces of ginger, grapefruit and orange peel, maybe coffee and dark chocolate too, later I have the impression that there are some wooden elements here, it got a little drier; F: medium length with the remainder of the orange peel, dry. Score: 82. Interesting whisky with a calm and balanced nose. In the taste I got some wooden elements, fruits and even traces of coffee. The smell is very calm and balanced. Everything is kept in a relatively mild climate, I assume it is 40% ABV. On the other hand, there is nothing irritating or intrusive here. [caption id=attachment_7811 align=alignnone width=1920] Blind Tasting[/caption] After the tasting, I asked the donor to reveal the secret. It turned out to be Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition. Thus a 12 year old blend, containing an additional portion of distillate aged in sherry casks. Thats a surprise. What as what, but I did not put on it to be blend. I was closer to something from Speyside, maybe one of Singleton or Cardhu, just a free thought. I would not bet on the Black Label, which...

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Testing / Tasting
(82 points)

  • Johnnie Walker Red Label

    Johnnie Walker Red Label


    Testing / Tasting
    (65 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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  • Johnnie Walker Green Label

    Johnnie Walker Green Label


    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (85 points)

    My favourite Johnnie Walker

    Johnnie Walker brand needs no introduction. The basic version, Red Label can be found everywhere, in large quantities. It all has started in 1820 in Kilmarnock, when 15 year old John Walker founded the store where he offered, among others, alcohols. Mixing whisky in larger amounts occurred during the reign of Alexander Walker. It was after 1860. In 1893 the company purchased its first single malt distillery Cardu. Later they also acquired shares in many other distillieries. Currently Johnnie...

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