Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Glen Breton Single Malt: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Glen Breton Single Malt
Jeremy, one our Raise a Glass team and contributors to Whisk(e)y Wednesday scores, actually visited the Glen Breton distillery in Nova Scotia recently.  Makers of Canada's only single malt whisky (Scotch style), this Glen Breton had 10 years of aging but certainly could have used a few more.  The nose carried fragrances of sweet and tart apples.  Jeremy noted the breakfast cereal Apple Jacks with the toasted cereal grains and apple flavor.  On the taste the fruit turned into a slightly metallic tinge with traces of smoke.  With light wood, the narrow flavor profile faded quickly for me.  James described the Glen Breton Single Malt as a "palate tickler" while Eric noted the smooth and unique finish with a bit of a burn.  The whisky certainly has a lot going on though it could also use a few more years in the barrel.  Overall our group liked it a good bit, and will definitely be interested in trying more aged versions of the Glen Breton Single Malt Canadian Whisky.  

Glen Breton Single Malt

73.5 Average Score

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, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW 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 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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