My whisky has spent one week in the barrel! Even after a week, there are some noticable changes. If you missed last week’s post describing my whisky project, see here.
colour: no longer white, but a light, pale gold!
nose: there is vanilla on the nose now! otherwise quite similar to last week.
taste: sweeter, for sure, with some of the harshness mellowed out. However, still quite fresh with a lot of the sharp rye from last week. there is a bit of vanilla in the mix, and spice! what a pleasant surprise to have some heating spice and heat on the end of the sip, black peppers mainly.
finish: long, and much improved. there is some vanilla, and it again lingers for some time with some nice vanilla and rye notes (however, still very much needs to be formed!)
I may not post tasting notes every week, but will keep you all up to date. Cheers!
(To see the next stage in the process, click here)