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Which type of drink has more variety of flavors?

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Which type of drink has more variety of flavors?

Beer
9
26%
Wine
6
17%
Whisk(e)y
20
57%
 
Total votes : 35

Re: Which type of drink has more variety of flavors?

Postby corbuso » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:39 am

To come back to the original question, whisky is the alcoholic drink with the widest range of flavours, followed by Armagnac and cognac. The range of flavours in wine is significantly less than in whisky. For beer, I don't remember.
And sorry, I don't remember where this has been publised.
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Re: Which type of drink has more variety of flavors?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:35 pm

I hope I'm not offending anyone with this post but this thread reminds me of a typical enthusiasts response not very different from a gang of cheerleaders. It is my opinion only, but to say whisky has more variety of flavours is wishful thinking from diehard whisky enthusiasts. With all the varieties of wine - and beer also it's just not possible. First of all you have the varitey of styles but also if you consider the variety within a single beverage the answer may not be in favour of single malt. Would anyone in their right mind and with even the slightest experience with Port suggest it carries less flavour characteristics compared to a single malt? Furthermore, there are the more obscure spirits such as sherry matured akevitt. Many will perhaps dislike it but it's certainly not inferior in regard to variety of flavours. Whenever I drink a porter from a micro brewery I'm not struck by the relative lack of flavour variety. Same thing with a Sauternes or a Trockenbeerenauslese.

Let't not get carried away. Yes we love single malt and we may prefer it to any other alcoholic beverage, but we don't have to make it into a chauvinistic exercise.
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Re: Which type of drink has more variety of flavors?

Postby ClubSmed » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:48 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:I hope I'm not offending anyone with this post but this thread reminds me of a typical enthusiasts response not very different from a gang of cheerleaders.


I suppose it can get thaw way at times.

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Re: Which type of drink has more variety of flavors?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:46 pm

corbuso wrote:The range of flavours in wine is significantly less than in whisky.

I'm with Mr Fjeld on this one. Having been a wine and beer drinker for over 40 years, and a whisky enthusiast for almost as long a time, I would not hesitate for one instant to support the argument that wines (and quite possibly beer as well) offer a wider range of flavours than whiskies.

Just try imagining the differences between a totally un-oaked, delicate, light and refreshing white from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer and a venerable, wood-matured Port or Sherry, or between a Vinho Verde and an Amarone.

Is it any wonder that whisky producers seem enamoured of late exploring the incorporation of wine casks of all sorts in the ageing of their spirits?

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