Bite and Booze by Jay D. Ducote

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Locke's Single Malt: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Locke's Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Locke's Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Locke's eight year old single malt Irish Whiskey is like a cross between an Irish and a Scotch. Anybody looking for a transition into Scotch could certainly take the road that travels through Locke's. The barley whiskey has a hint of peat smoke on the nose with a touch of bourbon sweetness from the barrel. The whiskey is light and approachable on the lips while supplying a tinge of smoke and easy barley. It cautiously mixes the flavors of sweet, smoky, and oak but delivers an all around drinkable elixir. The finish is smooth and warming, leaving the spirit with a very easy to sip profile whether neat or on the rocks. It might not be fit for most Scotch drinkers, but as an Irish whiskey it is certainly a great stepping stone in the single malt Scotch direction.

Locke's Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Average Score 75.67

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 (though not undrinkable) while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 80 is rather extraordinary and anything above 90 is world class.

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