Why do some whiskies taste sweeter than others?
Arran 2007 Amarone Cask Finish
Glenmorangie Claret Wood Finish
Glenfiddich “Age Of Discovery” Red Wine Cask Finish
“The Deanston is described as having an interesting spicy citrus fruity smell but taste is red hot spicy, rough, bitter tannins, unbalanced harsh bitter red fruits.”
“The red fruits, buttery notes and over-the-top oak makes this slightly overweight and not very balanced whisky makes this my least favourite Kilchoman.”
However, a more sophisticated palate might prefer foods which have a complexity of flavours which while being predominantly sweet, also have a percentage of other tasting notes including dryness, rather than a food which was almost entirely sweet.
|Corn mash to make Bourbon|
|Malted Barley flour to make Whisky|
|sugar-cane-molasses to make Rum|
With fresh First Fill Casks, there is sweetness and actual distinctive flavours that come directly from the previous contents, be it Bourbon, sherry, wine or rum, which has been absorbed into the pours of the wood.