Whisky reviews

I’ve been enjoying whisky lately and thought I’d try my hand at describing the flavours of a whisky in a classic review format.

My intent being to:

  • Describe a whisky in a way that reflects its taste
    • Using as little jargon as possible
  • Build my whisky flavour vocabulary
  • Build my own ability to notice the subleties of a whisky.

Review approach

My initial approach is to use a simplified version of Jim Murray’s Approach ( Nose , Taste , Finish , and Balance ) as detailed in his Whisky Bible. My approach being to only consided Nose , Taste , and Finish , with the intent being to incorporate Balance over time and in subsequent reviews.

Oban 14

_ Nose _
Whisky malt with slight sweetness and floral notes

_ Taste _
Rich smooth malt flavour with some slight wood notes.

_ Finish _
Smooth lingering mouthfeel, with mild peppery feel.

_ Summary _
A strong smooth classic whisky taste.