Bite and Booze by Jay D. Ducote

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey
We just about crowned a new king of the hill on the Whisk(e)y Wednesday leader board but instead we have the third whiskey to ever break 90 points and the first Irish whiskey to eclipse that total falling just .25 short of the current champion. On a recent trip to Ireland Jeremy returned with a bottle of Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey. This special edition of Midleton Irish Whiskey truly impressed. Named after the distillery's master distiller, the Barry Crockett Legacy whiskey is limited to only about 2,500 bottles a year and is aged in both bourbon and new American oak barrels. The nose is sweet like apple toffee with hints of spice and herbs like rosemary with a little honeysuckle. Upon hitting the tongue the whiskey explodes with flavor. A candy sweetness meets an oaky spice with flawless purity. It his smooth like a typical Irish with the depth of a fine bourbon. The whiskey finishes with a little cinnamon burn and a lot of warmth, leaving the drinker pleasantly subdued to take another sip. I'm jealous that Jeremy has this one in his collection instead of it sitting on my shelf, but that's okay. I know where to find him.

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey

Average Score 91.0

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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