In this Series I plan to review some of the classic Irish whiskeys which I rate and some others that whiskey friends of mine have listed as their favorites. The plan is to do a review every couple of weeks over the next six months or so. We will be focusing on the actual nosing […]Read More Classic Reviews – Powers Signature
5th July 2019 For this whiskey review I am exploring a sent sample for a new release from one of my favourite companies – Walsh Whiskey. Walsh Whiskey under Bernard Walsh’s stewardship release consistently great whiskeys. With a superb source, well designed releases and quality finishing Walsh has brought us a number of winners like […]Read More Whiskey Review – Walsh Whiskey Single Malt Marsala Finish.
In Whiskey Talk – Quick Thought #2 ” Your amazing nose” I finished that blog by listing 5 suggestions as to how to develop your whiskey appreciation with regards smelling whiskey. These were:- Learn how to nose whiskey Visit your spice cupboard and the garden… Smell more… seek answers to that question “what is that […]Read More Whiskey Tasting – Quick Thought #5 “How to Nose whiskey?”
My wife thinks I’m a little odd and my glasses obsession constantly amuses her. The reason is, that I’m fascinated with glasses and the house is stuffed full of them. Every time we are in curiosity shops I’m examining all sorts of receptacles wondering if they would work as interesting whiskey glasses. My regular […]Read More Whiskey Tasting – Quick Thought #4 “Its only a glass!”
Tell me what you taste.. Not what you like. I will say right up front I may get criticized for this post! At times when we sit down with people at whiskey tasting, you can overhear people comment ” I like this” or ” I don’t like that”. This is completely natural and the joy […]Read More Whiskey Tasting – Quick Thought #3 “To like or not to like”
Train your nose… Your nose is amazing.. and its complex.. Your nose is absolutely amazing and its your biggest asset when to comes to appreciating whiskey. It may surprise some people when I say that 70% of your whiskey imbibing experience will be through your olfactory sensory system rather than your taste buds. This is […]Read More Whiskey Tasting – Quick Thought #2 “Your amazing nose”
Start with pen and paper….. In our first blog on collecting whiskey called “Pearl Diver” (part 1) we listed one of the first suggested golden rules, which was the to ‘Document Diligently’ in order to improve collection success. When it comes to whiskey tasting and appreciation we believe that this is equally, if not more […]Read More Whiskey Tasting – Quick Thought #1 “Start with pen and paper”