Advent day 10
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.
Coffee and toffee was my first thought..with a bit of liquorice. But after a minute or so the nose changes. It gets a bit fresher with elderflower. I also think the zesty-ness is enhanced with a few drops of water. The nose doesn’t have as much punch as I’d like.
It’s light in flavour but with quite a bit of alcohol hit. I’m actually getting fresh lemons but also a bit of bitter zesty taste. There’s a little bit of smoke in the background but not much. The mouth-feel is pretty viscous without being oily.
The finish is short leaving only the burn of the alcohol behind. I’m getting some black pepper here and almost green olives.
Not really a whisky to my taste. It reminds me of gin (which I like, when it’s gin).
Virgin oak, could be japanese or maybe a young swedish one. Blended. 48%.
Cú Bócan Signature
Personal note: I would’ve thought I’d like this more. I’ve had a Cú Bócan (no longer sold) before and thought it was quite nice.