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Dry Fly Straight Wheat | 60.0% | USA
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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?
Other bottles sampled:
#123 Balcones Brimstone | SSWC review 61b
#124 Elijah Craig 12yo | SSWC review 61c
#125 FEW Single Malt | SSWC review 61d
#126 Woodford Reserve | SSWC review 61e
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.

  Meet 61   |   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.
~£56 (70cl)
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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

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali: 7
Calum: 5
Charlotte: 6
Christina: 6
Fran: 8.7
Giles: 7
Hamish: 6.3
Iain: 6
Jamie: 6
Laura: 6
Martin: 6
Nicola: 4
Phil: 7.5
Scott: 5
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.


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