The Whisky list were at it again, helping us expand our knowledge of whisky, by providing us with some complimentary samples of Firkin Whisky and putting on another excellent virtual tasting.
Mike Collings created Johnnie Walker Blue & Green Labels, The Classic Malts, Rare Malts, Distillers Edition, Flora & Fauna series, Cardhu and Royal Lochnagar. Now that’s an impressive list. Mike has not finished there, he is now busy bottling whisky under the Firkin label. We received a sample pack of 4 very different whiskies to try. It was an impressive tasting as all of the whiskies had different characteristics and flavour profiles. Great for those new to whisky looking to see what they like before purchasing a bottle. Also great for those with some whisky knowledge looking to learn more and try something new.
FIRKIN 49: TULLIBARDINE 2012 WHISKY IN CUSTOM OLOROSO & AMONTILLADO CASK 48.9%
This highland whisky is aged in a combination of Oloroso and Amontillado casks. This whisky was a cracking dram. On the nose it is hotcakes with maple syrup and cookie dough. The mouthfeel is silky, oily and coats the mouth well. To taste, first impression is a sweeness associated with maple syrup, followed by some saltiness, salted caramel, then on to a pleasant bitterness, associated with walnut and cocau nibs, super long lasting, a quality dram.
2FIRKIN RARE: AULTMORE 2010 WHISKY IN CUSTOM TAWNY PORT CASK 48.9%
This whisky had a bit of heat. There were notes of plum and red fruits, there was woodiness to this whisky, with plenty of oak spice.
1FIRKIN ISLAY: CAOL ILA 2010
WHISKY IN CUSTOM MARSALA CASK 48.9%
Caol Illa 2010 from Islay, this whisky has an
oily mouthfeel. On the nose there is fresh cut grass, iodine. When tasting this whisky, the peat is prominent, this whisky is heavily peated, after the smokiness of the peat there are subtle notes of honey and vanilla.
FIRKIN TEN: BENRINNES 2008 WHISKY IN CUSTOM MADEIRA CASK 48.9
On the nose Honey and vanilla, this also came through on the tasting notes, with a bit of oak spice.
We recommend you check out the Whisky List and order a pack to try for yourself!