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an odd Whiskey taste

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an odd Whiskey taste

Postby avonea » Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:26 pm

I bought this 10 yo bushmills but when I opened it and tasted the whiskey (same day as I bought the whiskey) there was something weird about the taste. It was a waterlike taste, no warmth or after taste in the whiskey. There was clearly alcohol in it but the normal taste seemed to be missing. I then was adviced by my mate to shake the bottle and then most of the taste seemed to come back. But still a unusual taste for a 10 yo bushmill. I then left the bottle for a week and the same thing happend again.

Could it be that the whiskey have been exposed to high or low temperatures? or something else? anyone got an idea?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:54 pm

That is very peculiar indeed--I don't recall such a phenomenon being reported here in the year and change I've been hanging out. It seems there are two kinds of questions that pop up on this forum--the ones that have already been answered repeatedly, and the ones we can't answer at all!

I don't know what the deal is with your bottle, but I think if I were you, I'd return it whence it came, and perhaps encourage the shop manager to taste it. However, it should be noted that it is probably not a good idea to return to the shop with a three-quarters empty bottle, saying, "This whiskey is terrible!" and demanding replacement.
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Postby avonea » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:57 pm

:D I have thought about the same thing as well :) It's probably to late to return now, it's not three-quarters empty yet that will take longer than normal :) but it's almost 2 weeks since I purchased it at tesco for £ 18 now.

I was just wonder since this has never happed before, I have been drinking 10 yo Bushmills for the last 2 years on a regular basis plus other whiskeys but I've never come across this before with an unopend bottle. So I figured I'd ask someone that has drunk a bit more whiskeys over the years than me, just to hear what they had to say.

Thanks. I'll know next time, straigt back to the shop and get a new one. :)
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