Today couple of words about interesting whiskey from Ireland, Japan and Scotland
GREENORE 8 YEARS OLD – SINGLE GRAIN
Greenore is uniquely sophisticated grain whiskey. Its numerous awards are proof of its uniqueness and sophistication, including a gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2004 and a silver medal in 2005 (Best In Category). Experience the wealth of aromas, from maize to bourbon to honey and the grain melting in your mouth. The taste of the whiskey is velvety, perfectly balanced with delicate flavours of almond and spices. The whiskey has a warm, extremely honey finish with a bit of dryness in the background.
YAMAZAKI 12 YEARS OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY
This Japanese whisky is made at a distillery in Shimamoto near Osaka by Suntory. The distillery was founded in 1923 as the first Japanese distillery. It makes an excellent single malt whiskey available as 10 years old, 12 years old and 18 years old. Suntory’s 12-year-old Yamazaki won the Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2003 and the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2009. It is a very delicate, balanced fruit whisky.
Whisky from Scotland
The Aberfeldy distillery is situated in the town of Aberfeldy, central Scotland. For hundreds of years, the water for production has been obtained from the Pitilie Burn fresh water stream that runs alongside the distillery. Aberfeldy is the only distillery in Scotland to use these waters. Aberfeldy uses only Scottish barley, yeast and water. The Aberfeldy whisky has a strong orange and sherry aroma, with delicate smoke and incense flavours. It is a full and oleic syrup whisky. The perceptible mandarin and fresh fruit flavours lend an intensive flavour to the whisky. The heather honey and grain flavours make it smooth and add sweetness. It’s a little bit spicy at the end, with a bitter flavour of Spanish oranges.
The distillery is situated in the very heart of the Scottish Highlands. Oban’s whisky is influenced by the neighbouring islands. The use of burnt heather produces the rights characteristics of smoke in combination with malt. The whisky has distinct fresh citrus and mint flavours. It is a complex but delicate whisky.