Sunday, July 3, 2011

Just A Dash Of Liquid Courage: #8

Seeing as I haven't put up any reviews on spirits, I reckoned I'd put up one on the very first bottle I ever bought. Irish whiskey is the way to go here!

Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
750mL bottle at 40% ABV
Appearance: 4/10 (E+)
While it is certainly clear, this whiskey is a rather pale tone and doesn't cling to the sides of the glass well.
Aroma/Nose: 6/10 (C-)
While whiskey isn't normally something you're supposed to smell, this one is actually not too bad. Though it's a tad harsh to the nose as suspected, it's got an unusual tanginess to its scent.
Mouthfeel: 8/10 (B+)
Smoother and harsher than most, this whiskey has an unusual texture. Though strong, it can still be held in the mouth with relative ease, and doesn't shoot through the nose like some spirits. Particularly nice is the warm tail, which extends all the way down the throat, and lasts.
Flavor: 4.5/10 (D-)
While mildly sweet, and with a faint hint of that whiskey flavor, this whiskey doesn't really do anything to stand out.
Overview: 5.5/10 (D+)
It's hard to really judge a whiskey from all standards, since it's really mostly about the mouthfeel, but Bushmills Original is a modest liquor at any rate. Good enough to simply sit and sip.

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