Review MTWTA 3

The third MTWTA was held on Burns Day. I think that everyone know’s about Robert Burns, a Scottish poet and lyricist.

Just like the Mystery Twitter Whisky Tasting Adventures before, the whisky was numbered and blind for the participants. This time I choose for special whisky …

1.Michael Jackson The Special Blend

  • Name: Michael Jackson The Special Blend
  • Type: Blended
  • Country: Scotland

This one was very surprising for the most of the nosers… This Whisky is made from the private collection of the writer Michael Jackson!

This 43% whisky has been released at the Whisky Live London 2009. Only a 1000 bottles were released worldwide.

 

  • Color: Light Gold
  • Nose: Rich, honey, butter rum, toffee, spicy ginger, cloves, poached pears, raisins, and cinnamon, chamomile tea, cherrie
  • Taste: Dark chocolate, cherries, tobacco leaves, soft, vanilla
  • Finish:  Short to medium, dark chocolate, peppers
2.Cardhu Special Cask Reserve

 

  • Name: Cardhu Special Cask Reserve
  • Type: Single Malt
  • Country: Scotland
Selected from very old oak barrels, the Cardhu Special Cask Reserve, 40% whisky has a very rich and sweet taste compared to its highly popular predecessor, the Cardhu 12 Year. Cardhu is a Speyside distillery near Archiestown, Morayshire, Scotland.
Cardhu was founded by the whiskey smuggler John Cumming in 1824.
  • Color: Light gold
  • Nose: Grassy (hay), oil notes, varnish, peach, strawberry, buttery aroma, nuts
  • Taste: Dried grass, orange, chocolate, creamy, maltesers, liquorice toffee, sweet
  • Finish: Spicy with chocolate, medium length and sweet
3. Nikka Black Special
  • Name: Nikka Black Special
  • Type: Blend
  • Country: Japan
Now we landed in Japan, the land with amazing whiskey. The chosen one, the Nikka Black Special is a popular Japanese blended whiskey, also known as “Black beard”. With a King on it’s label This whiskey has been on the market since 1965.
This 42 % whiskey is a nice mix of Coffey grain whiskey.
  • Color: Light gold
  • Nose: Milky, sweet almond, refreshing, vanilla ice cream, leather
  • Taste: Bitter chocolate, leather notes, spices, coriander and delicately salty notes bring length.
  • Finish: Long and creamy.

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