Monday, 3 April 2017

#WishkyTwo Blind Tasting

Following on from a fantastic blind tasting in February WishkyOne@WishkyCo came up with another evening in March, again an beautiful unidentified 50ml bottle arrived in the post - a simple label identified it as WishkyTwo. The hardest part of all of this is not opening the bottle before the night....

For those of you who haven't heard of this, we had a hour to try and identify the mystery dram - it was time for #WishkyHour

Appearance: Pale Gold.

As soon as I opened the bottle the smoke jumped out - obviously an Islay - buy which one? My thoughts in the text, others from Twitter:

Appearance: Pale Gold, clinging to the glass when swirled indicating age or non chill-filtered?

Nose: Smoke, Seaweed, Salt with floral tones but not medicinal...

Palate: Strong smoke, vanilla, salt. The dram also came across as very strong...

Finish: Bitter and dry...

Overall: Even though I'm an Islay Fan Boy I wasn't blown away by this one - which led me to believe it was maybe one I hadn't tried before maybe Bowmore,  Bunnahabhain or a strange  Bruichladdich Port Charlotte? Over time we were told it was a 46% whisky.

Eventually we got to the end of the hour and the end of the dram...

If you haven't guessed what dram we were drinking yet from my notes - we were drinking Kilchoman Machir Bay.

Many thanks to Neil at @wishkyco for organising, if you want to get involved next time, there is a small fee to cover costs, get in touch with Neil or better still sign up for one of his boxes, all can be tried blind but tasting notes are included!

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