Types of whisky from our first month onlineon Apr 12 in Irish, Japanese, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky, Spirits by dan
Whisky is NOT a flavour, rather it’s a base for all kinds of flavours and smells from all over the world. Get Stuck in, there is literally a whole world out there to explore.
There you have it! I opened with an outragous overarching statement about whisky POW! As part of our WhiskyTimes journey, we wanted to document some of the styles, flavours and types of whiskies we come across. But for the lazy I summed up the post above.
Well, to be honest its party a record for you the reader, so hopefully some of you might be encouraged to follow in our footsteps, trying awesome whiskies from without prejudice.
ALSO partly; it’s because we all have heard so many people say “… I don’t like whisky” at some point. And it’s really very understandable. After all wasn’t the first time you tried whisky a bad experience? Far too often a person’s first experience of whisky is a stolen swig from a bottle of a cheap rot gut or worse.
There are so many different whiskies, with so many different flavours its almost inevitable there is will be one you like because there are so many types and flavours. If you think you don’t like whisky but are willing to give it a go, then go through this list and find flavours you do like, then look through our blog experiences and try to find some of these flavours in the whiskies we have tried.
Types of whisky we have come across so far:
Some whisky flavours:
- Rum and raisin – Suntory Yamazaki 18 Review
- Smoked Bacon – Bruichladdich PEAT Review
- Burnt wood – Paradox Smokehead Whisky
- Floral – speysides
- Smoking pipe – Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask
- Spiced biscuit
- Dark fruits
- Vanilla - Glenfiddich 21 Caribbean finish
- Honey – The Balvenie Signature 12 years
Whisky by Area:
- New Zealand
You can also get whisky aged in:
- Sherry barrels
- Port pipes
- Ale barrels and hogsheads
- Rum barrels
- Oak barrels
Different ways to have whisky
There are even 101 different ways of enjoying whisky. From ‘On the rocks’ to baked into pies. Here are just a few examples:
- Baked in fruit scones
- Mixed with honey and raisins on a baked apple
- In coffee
- In blended drinks
- On pancakes/crepes
So there you have it, whisky is NOT a flavour, rather it’s a base for all kinds of flavours and smells from all over the world. Get Stuck in, there is literally a whole world out there to explore.