Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Top 7 Recap: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

The Whisk(e)y Wednesday series is now 74 deep with, fortunately for the tasters, no end in sight. However, rather than do a new whisk(e)y review today, I thought it would be great to do a recap of the top 7 scoring whisk(e)ys so far! Why top seven? Mostly because I feel like it. Also, it is pretty much the elite 10% of whisk(e)y that has been reviewed so far. If you see these on the shelves, get them!  And fear not, I have some liquid coming up soon that might dethrone some of these.  We'll see what's still in the top 10 after I get past 100 reviews!

Click on the name of each whisk(e)y to take you to the full review.

7) Knappogue Castle 16 Year Twinwood Single Malt Irish Whiskey (81.75)

6) Laphroaig 15 Year Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (82.25)

5) Jefferson's Presidential Select 21 Year Bourbon (82.75)

4) Powers Gold Label Special Reserve 12 Year Irish Whiskey (83.0)

3) Old Weller Antique Original 107 Brand Bourbon (83.75)

2) Talisker 10 Year Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (84.75) 

1) Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 Year Bourbon (91.25)

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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