50 ml Samples

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thebbqguy
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50 ml Samples

Postby thebbqguy » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:22 pm

I am new to whiskey and in another thread a user suggested 50 ml sample size bottles as a viable option for trying different kinds and types of whiskey and bourbon. I stopped by a local store today and picked up a few samplers:

•Maker's Mark Straight Kentucky Bourbon
•Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky
•Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

All three bottles totaled less than $7, which is a very affordable price to try three of the iconic whiskey brands without spending $80 - $90 on traditional sized bottles I may not really enjoy after all. I purposely picked American, Scotch and Irish brands for the opportunity to compare them. If I find something I really like, then I'll pick up a larger sized bottle.

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Browsing the company websites demonstrated the distinctly different personalities between the brands. With styles ranging from traditional, to vintage, to modern and commercialized I wonder if the taste of the whiskey aligns with the design of the web pages?

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Re: 50 ml Samples

Postby thebbqguy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:16 am

This evening I decided to sample the 50 ml Glenlivet single malt scotch. I am a newbie to whiskey so I have been looking forward to learning about and tasting some of the world's popular and best selling whiskey brands.

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My initial reaction to this 12 year old whiskey can be summed up in one word - smooth. Gentle on the lips, tongue and gums it begins to warm the throat as it glides by. The initial flavors are so smooth and gentle that I found myself actually hoping for a little more. It allows the taste buds to concentrate and anticipate the warmth that comes on the back end a few seconds later as the alcohol content arrives with a tickle in the roof of the mouth and the ever-so-slight burn in the back of the throat.

As I savored the whiskey after my second sip I began to detect some hints of fruit, but my inexperienced palate has difficulty detecting the pineapple, apple and cinnamon commonly mentioned in write-ups by other more experienced reviewers.

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Re: 50 ml Samples

Postby thebbqguy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:02 pm

Forgive me if I have committed a well known whiskey tasting faux pas. I simply searched for "whiskey glass" on Google and purchased something similar.

I recall reading somewhere about whiskey outside of the U.S. potentially having some variation in flavors because they re-use barrels. I found that interesting because when I took the George Dickel tour they made a very big deal out of their barrels. At the time they even called attention to the fact that they sell used barrels to Johnnie Walker.


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