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Do You Really Taste Salt?

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Do you really taste salt in whisky?

Yes
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78%
No
7
16%
Unsure
3
7%
 
Total votes : 45

Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:15 pm

...And reading through some of these replies, I think the question is ambiguous. Yes, I really taste it. No, it isn't really salt.
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby randall fairbrook » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:48 am

here here !
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby 37degrees » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:53 pm

I don't have that much experience, but I do have an open bottle of Laphroigh 10 yo, the old 43%. Maybe it isn't real salt, but I find that whisky very salty.
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:05 am

I taste salt most predominantly in Old Pulteney 12.
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby Lawrence » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:52 am

There isn't any salt, as in table salt, in whisky but then there isn't chocolate, heather, roses, cardboard, rubber, cat pee, wine gums, cheese, bandages, coast line or anything of the like.

However some of these aromas and flavours are there, including salty aromas and flavours. Why people insist on looking for actual salt in whisky is beyond me. It's not there but salty aromas and flavours are.

It's quite simple.
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:43 pm

Tell it like it is!

The question isn't "is there salt in whisky" but "Do you really taste salt?"

I do. often depending on the state of my palate. It's not usual, but sometimes any whisky tastes salty and metallic. I usually take it as a sign of some imbalance in my system, tiredness, or whatever, and lay off for a while.

Right now, i have a terrible cold, and can't even smell Laphroaig!! And to sip, it tastes like salted peppered water. Yuk!
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby franklin78 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:29 pm

yes, I do taste salt sometimes with lemon because I feel a exciting with it.
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Re: Do You Really Taste Salt?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri May 23, 2014 3:19 am

Yes, I do taste something reminiscent of salt in a few whiskies. Generally it's more of an iodine type of flavour profile, but yea salt.

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