Nomad Outland Whisky

Advent day 6

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.


Nose
Fairly delicate nose. I’m getting some blackcurrant and cherries. Generally fruity. It almost smells a bit like a lighter rum.
Score: 21

Palate
Easy on the palate but still with a lot of flavour. Reinforces the feel of drinking a sugarcane rum rather than a whisky. There’s spices and cinnamon.
Score: 22

Finish
The finish is strong, almost as strong as the palate and slowly fades out. The cinnamon is there as well as honey and a bit of seasalt.
Score: 22

Body
A bit on the light side but packed with flavour.
Score: 22

Total: 87

Guesses:
I’ve no idea.. Doesn’t feel like a scottish whisky but perhaps a Lowland. 42% with a Rum or possibly Madeira finish.

Reveal:
Nomad Outland Whisky
ABV 41.3%
Link: https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/gonzalez-byass/nomad-outland-whisky/

Personal note: Well that was a hard one to guess.. after looking up the price I must say it’s a very affordable whisky!

Glencadam Reserva AndalucĂ­a

Advent day 5

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.


Nose
immediately strikes with a lot of oak which then mellows off a bit. I’m also getting marsipan and almonds. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Quite pleasant on the nose.
Score: 22

Palate
Complex. It starts off a little weak but explodes within half a second. A hint of oak and leather. The almonds are there as well. Some peat but not overwhelmingly. Gives a christmasy feel.
Score: 22

Finish
Fairly long finish without being too heavy or turning towards an alcoholic burn.
Score: 23

Body
Overall a very pleasant whisky!
Score: 22

Total: 89

Guesses:
Highland, 46%, Sherry cask.

Reveal:
Glencadam Reserva AndalucĂ­a
ABV 46%
Link: https://www.glencadamwhisky.com/whiskies/580-glencadam-reserva-andalucia

Personal note: REDEMPTION! I managed to nail all the guesses for this one and I’m ridiculously proud of myself…

High Coast 63

Advent day 4

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.

Personal note: I’ve a stuffy nose tonight which likely affects my ability to sample.


Nose:
Subtle smoke, fresh green apples, a pleasant flowery scent.
Score: 23

Palate: 22
Starts of gentle with buttery toffee and then turns towards honeysuckle and floral tastes. The alcohol become more prominent after a while.
Score:

Finish:
Slowly wears off towards toffee and a buttery mouthfeel.
Score: 23

Body:
Score: 22

Total: 90

Guesses:
Single malt, Lowland, 42%, Sherry cask.

Reveal:
High Coast 63
ABV 63%
Link: https://highcoastwhisky.se/produkter/sixty-three/

Personal note: Holy cow did I peg this wrong! I just did not pick up on that alcohol nor peat.. Not sure wether it’s due to having a bit of a cold or just the fact that this is my fourth time EVER reviewing a whisky.. probably the latter!

Chita Single Grain

Advent day 3

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.

Nose:
Oranges, honey and toffee, the alcohol pricks the nose a bit. A general heavy sweetness I can’t quite describe. Overall a pleasant nose.
Score: 23

Palate:
Takes a moment before it kicks in. A lot of toffee and honey in the palate as well. Some vanilla and breadlike characteristics.
Score: 21

Finish:
Not a strong finish. Moves towards a bit of leather with honey notes.
Score: 20

Body:
Score: 21

Total: 85

Guesses:
Blended, Japanese (Nikka?), ABV 46%, oak bourbon cask.

Reveal:
Chita Single Grain Whisky from Suntory, Japan.
ABV 43%
Link: https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/products/chita

Balvenie Peat Week 14 Years, 2003

Advent day 2

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.

Nose:
Peaty, Dark chocolate, Toast.
Score: 22

Palate:
Grass, smoke, chocolate or cacao.
Score: 21

Finish: Quite lingering and heavy. Buttery and a little vanilla.
Score: 20

Body:
Score: 21

Total: 84

Guesses:
Single Malt, Oak cask, Islay. ABV 46%.

Reveal:
Balvenie Peat Week
14 Years, 2003
ABV 48.3%
Link: https://www.thebalvenie.com/our-whisky-range/view/the-balvenie-peat-week-2002-vintage/

Freimeister Kollektive Rye 095

Advent day 1

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.

Nose:
alcohol, oak, toffee, vanilla
Score: 22

Palate:
Arrak, Hints of salt. Herbal and Grassy, Oaky with a lot of bite – almost numbing.
Score: 19

Finish:
Quite long finish, the herbal bitterness sticks with you.
Score: 19

Body:
Score: 20

Total: 80

Guesses:
Oak cask, Single malt, Maybe Campbeltown?

Reveal:
Freimeister Kollektive Rye 095
ABV 48.2%
Link: https://freimeisterkollektiv.de/en/shop/spirits/whisky/rye-095/

Who’s got the time?

Honestly.. I’m working full time, got a family, some hobbies (I like to golf) and I try to stay in the loop as a developer. I’ve attempted the whole blogging thing before but it never really stuck.

So perhaps at some point this place will start to fill up with content, but it is not this day!