Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kilbeggan Finest: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Kilbeggan Finest Irish Whiskey
Another trip to Ireland finds us with a more traditional Irish Whiskey.  Kilbeggan Finest fared pretty well, all things considered.  While it certainly didn't blow any of the Raise a Glass hosts away, it still represented Ireland reasonably well.  James called the Kilbeggan "Irish Whiskey's bratty cousin."  It had a classic Irish nose with hints of honey and smoke in an inoffensive and fresh scent.  Fairly clean on the taste but not extremely refined, Eric described it as "a little rough around the edges on the tongue."  The Kilbeggan finished quickly with moderate spice and honeysuckle.  An easy drinker.

Kilbeggan Finest
Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary 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 while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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