Sunday, 30 July 2017

#BlindTasting - Review

If you're reading this post you must have read my previous posts on our recent Series of #BlindTasting sessions Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 where @jwbassman_, @SpiritAndWood, @GentlemanGrimm and @WhiskyWings swapped some samples and blind tasted them!

We had three brilliant evenings, drinking lots of whisky and more importantly sharing lots of laughs! This post gives an overview of the 15 whiskies we tried with some geeky stats and some final thoughts!

Strength wise all but 3 were over the standard 40%

Region wise we tested more from Speyside, and there were 3 blends

After the final session I asked the guys to vote for their top 3 for the three sessions, in each case first got 3pts, second got 2pts and third got 1pt. There wasn't a bad whisky amongst them!

So overall there was only 1 dram which made it into all our top threes and it came out top overall - the fantastic Glengoyne Teapot!

A number of surprising stats:
  • We tasted 3 blends but none of us identified them as such until a few clues had been given!
  • A blend came out joint second in our ratings!
  • There was only one dram which appeared in all of our top threes!
  • None of the drams were bad, even the Haig Clubman! I think a lot can be said marketing and word of mouth putting you off a whisky which if you blind tasted you might like!
  • We had a laugh and loads of fun!

If you want to organise your own #BlindTasting, here's some hints!

Once again many many thanks to @jwbassman_, @SpiritAndWood, @GentlemanGrimm and @WhiskyWings for joining in what was a complete unknown and you for reading the blog!

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