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Minhas Distillery Red Shank Irish Whiskey

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@NozinanReview by @Nozinan

23rd Dec 2017


Minhas Distillery Red Shank Irish Whiskey
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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  • Brand: Minhas Distillery
  • ABV: 40%

I picked up a few minis at a 4 for $10 display. This one claims to be an Irish whiskey, NAS, and I can find very little about it on the internet. It looks like it is bottled for an Alberta based distillery, Minhas, which also markets a white whisky and a rye whisky, all of which I picked up.

It is triple distilled. The label says it is "Gently matured in Oak casks and skillfully blended to create a whiskey of unique smoothness and character".

This tasting was done alongside @Nosbleed who contributed his thoughts.

Nose 17/25

Syrup. A little fruit. Solvent. No changes with water.

Taste 20/25

Quite strong on arrival. Very rich. I get some red wine. Very sweet. Cloying. The alcohol really pushes through. Water seems to make is sweeter.

Finish 20/25

Not long, unremarkable. Slightly astringent. Wine lasts longer after water is added, with more wine.

Balance 18/25

Nose and palate do not align. While it's powerful on the tongue for 40%, it's incredibly sweet and cloying.

Total Score: 75/100

There's nothing offensive about this whiskey, but it's way too sweet for my preference.