First up in our Compass Box quartet was a chilled bottle of Whisky de Table, blended for La Maison du Whisky to enjoy like a glass of wine with dinner. So what did we think?
Whisky de Table 40% for La Maison du Whisky
- Nose – Bursting with fruity grains, sharp honey, citrus, bright, cheerful, dried limes and wild flowers
- Palate – More weight than anticipated based on the nose, lightly herbal, a bit of smoke. 2nd sip was pure sugar, spice, very sippable…
- Finish – Not much of a finish, just short and sweet
- Ice – We skipped water and went straight to a few cubes of ice… which brought out green lime cordial, very sweet
- After time… really started to shift into an orange oil essence, quite enjoyable
The initial impression taking a whiff even before pouring was “It’s a Sauvignon Blanc!” And on the first sip, it was an exclaim of “Very drinkable whisky.”
For some, the nose was more interesting than the palate. More than one remarked on how much it reminded them of sipping on a crisp bottle of white wine.
While not complex, chilled it is refreshing, enjoyable and far too easy to drink… exactly what one would want in a whisky with a light repast.
What more do we know about this whisky? It is a blend of Clyneslish, Caol Ila, Benrinnes and Linkwood, aged in American oak barrels from Buffalo Trace.
BMC’s Compass Box Quartet
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