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Well, today we have a bit of mixed feelings, Aberlour and Four Roses with Chivas 18yo and Glenlivet 15yo… and what the fuck… Jameson. Someone drank a bit of here and there before putting these bottles together.
This is how I would taste them…
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Avoid it if you can, but if it is not possible let’s taste it first… it is the most subtle ( bullshit! it is just alcohol) of the five.
“Quite light whiskey, and it is a pity because the palate is, although light, quite interesting”
This dram has a fino-like color.
Nose (79): average. honey, vanilla, citrus, cocoa. Quite light
Palate (82): smooth, powerful. honey, sherry, corn, vanilla, spices, pepper.
Finish (80): short. honey, vanilla.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Jameson with 80 points over 100.
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The Glenlivet 15 years old French Oak Reserve
I would then go for the Glenlivet 15yo. It is a pretty solid whisky with a good amount of wood.
“A nice step over the basic 12 years old Glenlivet and a great nose but the palate is a bit flat, maybe it it were more complex...”
This dram has a amber-like color.
Nose (90): average. honey, vanilla, malt, peaches, apples, toffeem spices.
Palate (88): powerful, oily. honey, spices, wood, cinnamon, floral, citrus.
Finish (87): longer than average. honey, citrus, spices.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Glenlivet 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisk with 88 points over 100.
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Chivas Regal 18 years old
If you like Chivas 12yo… go to the doctor, something is wrong with you. This 18yo has, lucky, nothing to do with its younger sibling. It is not a great whisky but at least it is quite decent. If you can afford, check the Chivas 25 years old because it is something fantastic.
“Not bad at all for a Chivas whisky. I hope they didn't f*** it on the new version they released a few years ago”
Premium aged mix of some of Scotland's finest whiskies with an above-average proportion of malt and an extended ageing period producing a truly fine blend.
Not bad at all for a Chivas whisky, I suggest you to give a try to the single malt Laphroaig or one of the Buchanan's whiskies
This dram has a amber-like color.
Nose (86): more than average. honey, floral, wood, malt, citrus. Not bad.
Palate (88): powerful, oily. peat, honey, spices, floral, wood, citrus, cocoa. Not bad, not bad at all.
Finish (87): longer than average. floral, honey, wood, spices.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Chivas Regal 18 year with 87 points over 100.
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You won’t imagine that you can such a decent bourbon for this price. For a few bucks more you can get a cask strength version that it is something sensational. I haven’t tasted that one exactly… but you get an idea I suppose.
Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 46
An finally the winner of the night… A’bunadh is always a solid bet. You can’t get anything better for the money. You can still buy Batch 46, but unfortunately I haven’t tasted it, so I show you the tasting note of the previous batch, that got a silver medal at Malt Maniacs.
“As usual a pleasure. The biggest surprise with A'Bunadh is that there are no surprises. I love this whisky”
Bottled at 60.2% and heavy on the sherry, as always. This is an excellent value-for-money sherry beast!
This dram has a tawny-like color.
Nose (90): more than average. honey, citrus, raisins, wood, vanilla, cinnamon, mango.
Palate (92): powerful, oily. honey, leather, wood, vanilla, tobacco, citrus, cocoa.
Finish (91): longer than average. honey, tobacco, vanilla.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Aberlour a'Bunadh Batch 45 with 91 points over 100.
My favorite would be the Aberlour and the Glenlivet and I would really recommend Jameson… as a great way of cleaning the glasses before tasting real whisky.
Verdict: Innocent. Just a fine of £3000 for including that pesky whiskey there.
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