Green Spot | 40.0% | Ireland
Meet #38 | 01/06/13 | Hosted by Liz
It was Liz's turn to host and who better to show the southsiders the best side of Irish whisky? Three whiskies were tried... how did they go down?
A prominent sweet nose on this one – with marzipan, honeysuckle and marshmallow to start. There is a whiff of recently prepared surgical tools but also a floral fruitiness with pineapple, apple (granny Smith to be precise!), cherry pie, lemon (rudely shouted at that) and bluebells feed to a halibut?!
The taste has a softness to it at first – in texture as well as taste if that makes sense. There’s an initial sweet hit of toffee apples, honey, spring cleaning, maple soaked pancakes, oak and lemon squares. Then there’s a little hit of feistiness, with peri peri, glycerine, chilied prunes (whatever they are?!), and an oyster with tabasco.
A bit of a cult favourite for many...
Finish & Comments
The finish saw the spiciness peter out from pepperiness back to the sweetness of vanilla, butterscotch and bramble – there was also a lingering apathy here, hmmm not so good. Overall we think a medium finish for this Smash Cut, sweet, spicy, sweet again whisky.
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.
70 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali G: 3.5
Tasting Game Points (out of 6)
Ali G: 2
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