Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Greenore Single Grain: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Once again taking a look at Irish Whiskey here on Whisk(e)y Wednesday, today's feature is Greenore Single Grain.  This eight year old from the Cooley Distillery is made of corn, which isn't all that typical of Irish whiskey.  The nose is faint with a bit of honey and sweet maize.  The taste is just as mild with hardly any discernible flavors.  The whiskey is light and clean to a fault.  It is like a slice of white bread dissolving in my mouth and leaving no flavor behind, leaving me wanting some butter or fruit preserves to go with it.  The finish provides the same thing... nothing.  It just disappears.  It is easy drinking, slightly astringent, but has no complexity or even enough flavors to balance.  Even for an Irish, this whiskey is soft.  If you are buying whiskey for somebody who doesn't like the taste of whiskey, this could work.  Otherwise, there are plenty more Irish whiskeys to spend your money on.

Greenore Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Average Score 54.0

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 while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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