Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2Gingers Irish Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

2Gingers Irish Whiskey
2Gingers Irish Whiskey
I miss Ireland. I miss the rolling hills and the friendly small town pubs. I miss waking up in hostels and seeking adventure. I miss fresh pints of Guinness. And I miss sipping on whiskey with anyone whose last name started with O'. I recently received a bottle of 2Gingers Irish Whiskey, a newcomer to the scene which wasn't around in 2006 when I traversed the Emerald Isle. 2Gingers smells like Ireland. On the nose are perfumes of fresh cut grass, honey, and refreshing sweetness. Upon making contact with the tongue the sweetness fades into hay and grain. It is light and easy to taste with a hint of honeysuckle. It disappears like a magic trick on the finish, vanishing off the back of the tongue leaving your mouth dry with very little aftertaste. Ultimately its fleeting qualities were not ideal. Jeremy dubbed it a "chick whiskey," though he clearly meant no offense to Irish whiskey in general as it is one of his favorite categories. The nose easily stood out as the best part of 2Gingers as everything else proved to be rather boring. Still, this is certainly a decent introduction whiskey to the Irish style, and would certainly be fine as a replacement to Jameson as a shooting whiskey.

2Gingers Irish Whiskey

Average Score 55.67

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

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