Elijah Craig 12yo | 47.0% | USA
Meet #61 | 28/03/15 | Hosted by Giles
Not only was it the first inaugural Southside Whisky Club Sports Day, but Giles had put on a feast of American whiskies for us to try. Could we cope with 5 bottles after some sandy exertion?
To start off reasonably down-the-line, it smelled of fruity things like banana, blackcurrant and pears. And then it got standard bourbon-y with Jack Daniles and, well, bourbon (good). We seem to have got pretty brand-focused smelling this, think we sent our corporate wing over by mistake: good varnish (like Ronseal), polycement, dried coriander, rubbish Turps, metal, Toffiffees, Chewits, OWLS, Playdough.
The capital letters must mean something, but exactly what has escaped us: mangetout, OWL (here only in singular), doorknobs, cucumber, bourbon x10, tie fighters (MAOAM), stone and melons.
| A pretty standard bourbon, by all accounts. (6 photos)
Finish & Comments
A nice dry finish, can I have some more? No. A good Jack Daniels, or nothing like Jack Daniels, "Fran is wrong", smooth decay, refined. It sounds like we’re all divided again, but apart from one outlier, we’re pretty darn close to all rating this, "hmm, meh".
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
66 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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