Advent day 18
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.
I’m getting a lot of fruity tones. Fresh pears, banana. The nose is pretty subtle and light. Actually so much so that I stuck my nose down too far and got some whisky up my nose 😂. Still, it’s a pleasant nose!
Much like the nose it’s a pretty subtle and light whisky. There’s a lot of sweetness and fruit here as well. I would’ve liked a stronger palate tho, it comes off as a bit weak.
the finish is actually pretty long but much like the palate and nose it’s not abundant with flavour or impressions. It’s just an even lighter palate slowly fading off.
It really isn’t a bad whisky, it’s just a bit too anonymous for my tastes. I’d gladly have a glas at a friends or a bar but this whisky wouldn’t call out to me from my own shelf. The colour is a very pale yellow (I think, hard to see in this evening light).
Sherry cask, probably a single malt but not aged. Speyside or possibly some other random country than Scotland (It’s a whisky from Jim we are talking about). 45% ABV.
Glen Keith Distillery Edition
No age budget whisky made by the Chivas brothers.
Personal note: I feel like I’m too harsh on this whisky points-wise. It was a pleasant whisky and given what I now know about the cost of a bottle I would gladly recommend it as a starter whisky for new drinkers.