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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    I'd like to try the Amrut whiskies from India.

    Edit to add: Bruce, your willingness/eagerness to try new and different spirits, be they foreign-distilled, craft-distilled, "non-whiskey alcohol" or whatever else, is something I really admire. Cheers!
    I do tend to be all over the map with whiskey! And other types of distilled spirits for that matter. But i do enjoy it.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    I'd like to try the Amrut whiskies from India.
    I think that these would make a good addition to the tasting. Amrut Fusion shouldn't be too hard to find or expensive. I'd put it right after some American craft stuff like Balcones Brimstone, I think it would be an interesting progression from that to a dram of the Fusion.

    Edit to add: If you were ever to do a best-of-the-best tasting, world edition, you'd have to throw the Amrut Portanova in there. A bit out of balance but it is a thick-boned, juicy whisky.
    Last edited by Wryguy; 10-03-2013 at 15:36.

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Yes, this is probably a good framework and you are right that I probably need to keep it a bit more simple. I was thinking a little more mature for the bourbon. Maybe Elijah Craig and/or Weller 12. Or maybe a nice Four Roses selection.

    Will have to figure out a good basic highland malt, maybe Glenmorangie?

    For Irish I am leaning towards Redbreast.

    Canadian I was thinking more along the lines of Wiser Legacy or Forty Creek. Although i do have plenty of Crown Royal as well.

    I can add a Yamazaki 12 for Japan.

    That could be interesting!
    The forty creek whiskies are great, especially if you can find there copper pot or some of their limited releases like the Double Barrel or Portwood releases. They would be much better representation for Canada compared to the likes of Crown.

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    The forty creek whiskies are great, especially if you can find there copper pot or some of their limited releases like the Double Barrel or Portwood releases. They would be much better representation for Canada compared to the likes of Crown.
    I think I have the Confederation Oak but never got around to trying it.
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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Wryguy View Post
    I think that these would make a good addition to the tasting. Amrut Fusion shouldn't be too hard to find or expensive. I'd put it right after some American craft stuff like Balcones Brimstone, I think it would be an interesting progression from that to a dram of the Fusion.

    Edit to add: If you were ever to do a best-of-the-best tasting, world edition, you'd have to throw the Amrut Portanova in there. A bit out of balance but it is a thick-boned, juicy whisky.
    I have the Amrut unpeated single malt and the Fusion. I think the Fusion is the more interesting whisky but I have never tried the Portanova.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    I happen to host a world tasting for a local IT company next months. This is their agenda

    1. Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 15yo 51% (Scotland)
    2. Kornog Taouarc'h Pevared 10SC 46% (France)
    3. Penderyn S46 50% (Wales)
    4. Hirsch Canadian 20yo Rye 43% (Canada)
    5. Old Charter Proprietors Reserve 13yo 90 proof (Kentucky)
    6. High West 12yo Rye 92 proof (Indiana)
    7. Suntory Pure Malt Whisky 12yo 43% "Yamazaki" (Japan)
    8. Mekong (Thailand)
    9. Fary Lochan 1st. release 48% (Denmark)
    10. Amrut Sherry Matured 57.1% (India)
    11. Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask 58.7% (Taiwan)

    No big thoughts from me on the agenda, it's just what I have on my shelf, will have to open a couple of bottles

    This should give a very good idea of the different whiskytypes around the world. I've done a bourbon tasting for them before, and they have done several scotch tastings by themself

    Steffen

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Amrut fusion is a very nice whiskey.
    See if you can find Nikka from the barrel from Japan, superb.

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Anything from 40 Creek is good because these don't stray considerably from the standard palate of Canadian whisky but are distinctive still.

    I would save India for Part II. Part II could be:

    India
    France
    Netherlands
    Taiwan
    Sweden/Australia/NZ etc.

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    I think I have the Confederation Oak but never got around to trying it.
    Same here, on my last trip up north I grabbed the confederation oak, portbarrel reserve, double barrel, and copper pot. One of these days I'm going to try them side by side.

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    Re: Thoughts on a "multicultural" whisk(e)y tasting selection

    You got some nice high strength offerings there. I'm particularly jealous of the Penderyn, I've only ever been able to find their standard, madeira cask aged 92 proof offering. I'd love to get my hands on a cask strength...

    I may try and copy you somewhat and host my own international tasting. I have many countries represented though I could probably find better examples from most of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by macdeffe View Post
    I happen to host a world tasting for a local IT company next months. This is their agenda

    1. Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 15yo 51% (Scotland)
    2. Kornog Taouarc'h Pevared 10SC 46% (France)
    3. Penderyn S46 50% (Wales)
    4. Hirsch Canadian 20yo Rye 43% (Canada)
    5. Old Charter Proprietors Reserve 13yo 90 proof (Kentucky)
    6. High West 12yo Rye 92 proof (Indiana)
    7. Suntory Pure Malt Whisky 12yo 43% "Yamazaki" (Japan)
    8. Mekong (Thailand)
    9. Fary Lochan 1st. release 48% (Denmark)
    10. Amrut Sherry Matured 57.1% (India)
    11. Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask 58.7% (Taiwan)

    No big thoughts from me on the agenda, it's just what I have on my shelf, will have to open a couple of bottles

    This should give a very good idea of the different whiskytypes around the world. I've done a bourbon tasting for them before, and they have done several scotch tastings by themself

    Steffen

 

 

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