-smelled grassy, citrus
-tasted slightly unmalted barley/rubber
-peppery, oak – trailed quickly
-w/water smelled very light citrus
-tasted peppery oak
-very little sweetness left
Even at 46% ABV this needs no water.
*Powers Gold Label (NAS) 43% ABV Irish Pot Still
-smelled sweet caramel w/berries
-tasted slight pepper w/oak
-w/water smelled citrusy light
-tasted light oak w/slight citrus
This is an easy drinking, triple distilled, light Irish. Once undervalued, this whiskey got great reviews a few years ago and went from around $20 a bottle to anywhere from $30-$38. That’s quite a hike. It’s still good and doesn’t break the bank.
*Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Fire and Cane (NAS) 43% ABV
[Peated single malt aged in ex-bourbon, finished for 3 months in rum casks]
-smelled malted barley sweet, almost corn
-tasted light oak, trailed quickly
-w/water smelled floral, citrusy
-tasted light peat, slight bitter sugar rum and oak
Interesting flavor mixture. I was not overwhelmed with any one thing.