Whiskies Flavour : Find your one

We all have our own taste and sometimes it could be a bit tricky to find the right whisky for you, so here you will find the four taste profiles of whisky , from light to smoky, to rich or to fruity :

Light and Floral

Characterised by soft, delicate fruit and cereal flavours, with gentle floral aromas, these are the perfect aperitifs. The light and floral style is ideal as a starting point on your journey to find your favourite, or if your prefer more delicate flavours. The main region which produces light and floral whiskies is Speyside, closely followed by Highlands but you will find light and floral whiskies coming from all the Sottish Regions.

Some whiskies as examples :

  • Auchentoshan Classic (Lowlands)
  • Old Pulteney 12 Year Old (Highlands)
  • Glenfiddich 12 Year Old (Speyside)
  • Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (Islay)

Light and Smoky 

Many Light and smoky whiskies come from the islands of Scotland, and are characterised by a peaty smokiness, combined with green grass and cereal flavours.

Some whiskies as examples :

  • Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Islay)
  • Coal lla 12 Year Old (Islay)
  • Ardbeg 10 Year Old (Islay)
  • Isle of Jura Superstition (Islands)

Rich and Fruity 

These are medium-bodied whiskies that develop a rich style from the casks they are matured-in : Sherry casks are often used. You’ll taste nutty and dried-fruit flavours, and sometimes a slight spiciness. Here again, Speyside is taking the lead but all the regions are producing those whiskies.

Some whiskies as examples :

  • Macallan 10 Year Old (Speyside)
  • Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old (Speyside)
  • Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old (Speyside)
  • Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or 15 Year Old (Highlands)

Rich and Smoky

Often from the Islay region, these combine peaty, smoky characteristics with the rich flavours of fruitcake and vanilla.

Some whiskies as examples :

  • Highland Park 12 Year Old (Highlands)
  • Bowmore 12 Year Old (Islay)
  • Blair Athol 12 Year Old (Highlands)
  • Laphroaig Triple Wood (Islay)

READ MORE :  Scotland : Sacred earth of whiskies (kosherwinecellar.wordpress.com) 

A-Guide-to-Flavours

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