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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kilbeggan 18 Irish Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Kilbeggan 18 Irish Whiskey
Kilbeggan 18 Irish Whiskey
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey has been featured on Whisk(e)y Wednesday before with the early review of Kilbeggan Finest. This, however, is a review fit for a Christmas Day. The Kilbeggan 18 is a fine Irish Whiskey. It is also rare, so if you ever see it, drink it. It's score of 90.67 makes it only the 4th whiskey of all time to crack the 90 mark here. The nose has a subtle sweetness of honeysuckle, stone fruits, and melons matched with some oak. It is faint on the whiff like a quintessential Irish whiskey ought to be instead of bold like a bourbon. Upon hitting the tongue it drinks like juice with no unpleasant tastes. The fruitiness remains with a mouthful of whiskey bliss. There is warmth on the finish but no burn. It is a chug-able whiskey in every good way that could be imagined. The warmth wraps you up in a snugly blanket and beckons you to take another sip. The Kilbeggan is flawlessly smooth, but not quite as adventurous as I would need it to be in order to be perfect. Still, it comes highly recommended. It is worthy of any liquor cabinet on the planet.

Kilbeggan 18 Irish Whiskey

Average Score 90.67


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y (though not undrinkable) while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 80 is rather extraordinary and anything above 90 is world class.