Todd had gathered a local whiskey from St Augustine Distillery and some old favorites. I took notes on just a few. I also took some pictures of the bottles right after I stepped in front of Greg, who had just arranged them into a nice composition (sorry Greg!).
There was an Edradour Natural Cask Strength NAS 56.1% ABV on the table as well. We have apparently tasted this before (Notes from 8/9/14) but not this bottle. Under fear of death, from Todd, we refrained from opening and looked at it intently.
*Johnny Walker Green Label 15yr 43% ABV
-smelled peaty with sweet floral
-tasted peaty and goes to toasted bread then pepper and oak
-with water smelled lemony floral
-tasted gritty/chalky with sweet floral pepper
We’ve tasted this before and I now have a bottle since it is not being produced- No wait. They are producing this again. I learned that "Johnny Walker Green Label is back." The website stated such. That would explain why prices did not go up significantly and though a little rarer in stores, I continued to see it on the shelves in small numbers. Still a good drinking whisky, though not something to go out of your way for.
-smells toffee, vanilla with sugary caramel
-tastes slightly floral with peppery oak
-with water smells sweet caramel with tinge of floral
-tastes peppery (soapy)
-goes to oak and trails quickly!
Water is not a good thing in this.
51% Corn with Malted Barley and Wheat
16 months in small casks and then transferred to larger for remainder
-smells of corn and wheat
-tastes sweet corn with tinge of vanilla and oak
-with water smells sweeter corn and wheat
-tastes caramelized dessert sweet
-trails smoothly with touch of pepper and caramel
Very smooth whisky with little burn!