Most whisky aficionados have a ‘preferred’ profile. It could be bold peaty or sweet sherry or a craving for complexity where nothing else will do!
One of our original malt group members is partial to lighter more delicate whiskies. He seeks a little nuance and elegance in his dram.
So when it came time to host our 1st tasting session for 2016, he selected whiskies that he hoped would achieve such an approach.
Our evening had a decidedly light sprightly feel with:
- Tyrconnell Single Malt 40% – Light Irish offering
- Clynelish 14 year 46% – Delicate sweet spice
- Speyburn 10 year 43% – Pleasant drinkable dram (3rd time in less than a year!)
However don’t be fooled! Just when pegged into a particular ‘type’, purely for contrast, our host shared that when he’s had a hard day at work, only something a bit rougher, tougher and robust will do.
That’s when a Wasmund’s 12 month 48% was pulled out! Because we all need a little ‘bad boy’ to spice things up once and a awhile.
Me? I’m terribly mood dependant. Some could say I can’t make up my mind, but it is simply that I enjoy the range of profiles.
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