Today we are tasting a delicious 21 year old single malt Scotch, a small batch Bourbon, a bourbon liqueur and a sparkling rosé!
Tim: Hi, I’m Tim from Elma Wine and Liquor. Today I’m here with Mike from Southern Wine and Spirits. We are going to be tasting through few different whiskies and a sparkling rosé. All right, what do we have up first?
Mike: I have a 21-year-old single malt Scotch from Aberfeldy. Pretty awesome. It’s a Highland’s Scotch. You want to see for yourself? It stays with you. A lot of body and heat. 21-years-old.
Tim: Nice. Very nice. Very smooth. The flavors from the oak definitely come through. I get a little of vanilla and some toffee notes to it. What does that mean when it’s aged for 21 years?
Mike: It means that all the Scotch inside has the minimum of 21 years. Could be 25, could be a 30. It’s just that is the youngest age in the bottle.
Tim: That’s the age. The amount of years that it spends in the oak barrels, not in the bottle. It’s bottled after it’s spent at least 21 years in the oak barrels.
Mike: This is Elijah Craig. It’s a small batch bourbon. Which means it’s a blend of 200 single barrels into one little batch. That’s what a small batch is called. It’s 94 proof. Very easy drinking. It doesn’t drink like a 94 proof.
Tim: Now, you can tell right from the nose. From the smell of it. You can smell the sweetness and the sugar. The bourbons tend to be, or they have to be made with more corn so they tend to be sweeter. This definitely holds true to that. Very, very sweet for a 94 proof whiskey. Very smooth. You’re right, it doesn’t taste like it’s 94 proof. But it is. You feel it on the end, on the finish.
Mike: If you put a little bit of water with it. It actually opens up a little. It’ll makes it a little more easier to drink. So most people like to add some ice or water. It is okay too.
Tim: Up next we have the Evan Williams Peach.
Mike: It’s made with Evan Williams Bourbon with peach liqueur.
Tim: Very peachy nose. It smells like you’re about to bite into a fresh ripe peach. The flavor is also there. Very strong, very sweet. It’s a little bit thicker than a regular bourbon. I suppose that’s from the liqueur added in. It finishes very sweet, very smooth. You’d call it a bourbon with a liqueur added, right?
Tim: They start with the Evan Williams’ Bourbon and then they add in the peach flavoredd liqueur. So it’s not a bourbon itself. But it is made with bourbon. It’s very good and it’s very reasonably priced. Generally, good for a summer drink. Mix it with some ice tea or something like that. Maybe some lemonade. All right, what’s up next?
Mike: This is Martini and Rossi Rosé. It’s an Italian rosé. It is a medium dry. Not as sweet as an Asti. Not as dry as a Prosecco. There’s a lot of strawberry flavor. It’s very easy to drink it on a Sunday afternoon.
Tim: Yes. A lot of strawberries on the nose. Reminds me of summer, sitting outside. The flavors are there as well. Some other berries in there. It has very fine bubbles, it’s not like drinking a can of pop or soda where the bubbles just take over your mouth. It’s very settle with a touch acidity on the finish. The acidity leaves you wanting to take another sip or two or 10. It would be a good summer afternoon sipper.
Mike: As an apéritif or after dinner.
Tim: Could also be used for a brunch. You could even throw some orange juice some other type of fruit juice in it to make a mimosa or a version of a mimosa. Thank you very much for being here Mike.
Mike: Thank you very much.
Tim: We appreciate the samples and the education. Thank you all for watching. We look forward to your feedback and comments and questions. Look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers.
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