Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Paddy Old Irish Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Paddy Old Irish Whiskey
Sometimes an Irish Whiskey can be a little too stereotypically Irish.  Known for their smoothness and refined qualities, Irish Whiskey typically is far from harsh or offensive.  However, to be great, they still need some flavors from the barrels or grains.  Paddy Old Irish Whiskey fell short on the flavor.  The nose is very neutral with hints of grain and hay.  On the palate the whiskey is slightly buttery and perhaps just a tad floral, but ultimately bland and boring.  It is inoffensive to a fault.  There just isn't much there but some notes of grass and malt.  It finishes smoothly because there are no aggressive flavors or notes to interfere.  Perhaps it could be looked at as a good baseline Irish Whiskey because of how right down the middle it is.  There's nothing wrong with it, there's just not much right either.  It would work well for mixed drinks, cocktails, or Irish Coffee.  But more than anything, it is probably just worth having on the shelf for the label.

Paddy Old Irish Whiskey

Average Score 52.0

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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