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- Brand: Myanmar
- ABV: 40%
This precious bottle of Myanmar Whisky " gold quality" is a gift from Burma. It is a blended Whisky with no age statement but the label says "an excellent whisky - characterized by its lingering aroma and balanced flavour" - so let's give it a try.
On the nose the first impact is really strong, stickingly sweet cheap peach syrup with heavy artificial caramel and rotten vanilla tobacco. Sharp nailpolish kind of refreshes my confused receptors - the structure of the nose is very one-dimensional and feelslike facing a wall of sweetness; really awful.
Although I already knew that this one is up to no good I took the first tiny sip. Will I become blind ? The oily and heavy sweetnes of the peach is obnoxious, it shows bitter and soapy notes of nutrasweet and immediately shuts down all the tastebuds but then the sharp bite of the aceton scars deep wounds into the palate which are filled immediately with the evil obtrusive caramel and vanilla. This one shows no mercy - my palate feels like it has been covered in hot plastic.
The complete lack of refinement makes this witches' brew somewhat entertaining, the interplay of cloying bitter-sweetness and agressive alcohol notes is the only positive thing I can find on the Myanmar. The body is watery and strong - this is dialectic stuff but the finish is nasty and lingering.
The common way people in Myanmar drink this whisky is in ice cold beer and now I know why...