Dry Fly Straight Wheat | 60.0% | USA
Meet #61 | 28/03/15 | Hosted by Giles
Not only was it the first inaugural Southside Whisky Club Sports Day, but Giles had put on a feast of American whiskies for us to try. Could we cope with 5 bottles after some sandy exertion?
Like a long walk through a field of freshly cut Pritt Sticks, this one had a fairly medicinal / chemical whiff to it, evoking toothpaste, Olbas oil, TCP, WD-40 and petrol. Peppery toothpaste, mushrooms, shortbread and lavender. Marshmallows, rum & raisin ice cream, and highland toffee got a mention, as did “brutal cowboy farts” and “IT BURNS!”.
‘Nice’, said one. "Like the Chichibu Chibidaru"
, said another. We seemed to agree on a lot of hot / sweet flavours here – honey petals (?), spicy cayenne, raisins & bananas, breakfast Weetabix, tart tatin, and deception.
| Pretty sure this was our first wheat whiskey - it was pretty good. (6 photos)
Finish & Comments
Chickotine, Tomacco, aftershave (Chypre), limey (cocktail), salted caramel, and black tea got a shout out here. Some disagreement on length of finish, with relatively short and relatively long both having a strong showing. It is all relative.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
73 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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