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Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire

Three More GoTs - Part II of III

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

18th Jan 2020

1

  • Nose
    18
  • Taste
    20
  • Finish
    19
  • Balance
    19
  • Overall
    76

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A Song of Fire celebrates House Targaryen, which makes sense since it's the dragon lady one. This one is primarily Caol Ila.

The colour is a light-to-medium amber. Like A Song of Ice, the nose seems too closed, but there is a light peating with some herbal notes and mild spices (cinnamon, clove) But none of these notes really stand up out front. Slightly richer with caramel.

On the palate there's a bit more smoke, while some citrus shows up (both lemon and lime). Thin mouthfeel. A drop of water give it some depth with more caramel. So far, better than the Ice one thanks to peat and spice, but still so very young.

The medium length finish continues the subtle peating, mild spices and even milder herbs. It's the youth that really harms this - otherwise, this could have been a nice subtle peaty blend (think a milder Black Bottle).

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7 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I tried this at the airport ( free sample) in Toronto on my way to Israel. I sip was all I needed.

I really like Caol Ila. I did not like this...

about one month ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

A song off key? Not to mention a waste of good Carol Ila.

about one month ago 0

@talexander
talexander commented

@Nozinan Wow! Thanks! Had I realized, I would have chosen a better whisky to review!

about one month ago 4Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan @talexander Thanks to you two and all who do the reviews on connosr. I don’t do reviews because I don’t seem to be able to pinpoint all those little smell and flavour components. My review parameters would be something like: I absolutely love this stuff; I really like it; I like it; it’s pretty good; it’s ok; I don’t much care for it; I don’t like it; it sucks; I absolutely hate it; you couldn’t give me this shit if I was dying of thirst. Beyond that, I really don’t have a clue, other than very obvious sulphur, why I like or dislike any particular whisky. You guys do, so keep the reviews coming.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@BlueNote I don't taste 1 million flavours in my whisky either. I think enjoyment is probably the most important criterion

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@talexander
talexander commented

@BlueNote @Nozinan My biggest challenge is time - to really pick one apart I need about an hour, which I often don't have when I try to squeeze a review in. With my shorter reviews, you can guess that I didn't have enough time to do it justice (or injustice as the case may be).

about one month ago 0

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