Hey! What’s the next Whiskey?

by Oliver Klimek on September 1, 2009

From Shin-Yi Hsiang Farmers’ Association in Taiwan. – 40%

This is a very odd whisky form Taiwan, no traces to be found on the internet, but it is sold in stores there. The association has an online shop (all in Chinese), but the whisky does not seem to be available there.

My Tasting Notes

Nose: Vanilla and some vinegar, strange indeed
Palate: Slightly sour attack but gets a bit sweeter later on, vanilla, slightly spicy
Finish: Rather long, vanilla
Overall: Quite special because of its slightly acrid note. Quite mild, although it has noticable wood spice. This seems to be not older than three years (maybe even younger, I don’t think Taiwanese whisky laws will be as strict as Scottish) and matured in fresh (Japanese?) oak. Not a real “danger” for scotch single malts, but it’s drinkable without regret, and not expensive (680 TW$ = €14.50 = $20.50) for 500 ml

Score: 55/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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