Whisk(e)y Comparison: Auchentoshan American Oak v Writer's Tears Double Oak
Two very interesting whiskies (or is that whiskeys) that cross styles. The Irish whiskey uses a technique that is more related to scotch - and the scotch is distilled in the Irish tradition. Love the experimentation.
WRITER'S TEARS DOUBLE OAK (IRISH WHISKEY)
46% ABV - triple distilled, American oak bourbon casks and French Cognac oak casks. Nose is musty wood, cinnamon spice, orchard fruit and dark berry. The palate is hearty and rich with plum and some other unique flavors. It finished clean with a touch of cherry, orange rind and light pepper.
AUCHENTOSHAN AMERICAN OAK (SCOTCH WHISKY)
40% ABV - triple distilled, American oak first fill bourbon casks. Nose is peach and light vanilla. Palate takes a moment and then nails you with toffee, spice and oak, with some orange rind. The finish features grapefruit and orange rind with some black pepper to finish. I talk a bit more about Auchentoshan's tour and why you should taste things multiple times before judging.
While I agree in the video with the voters, after finishing the recording, a relaxed tasting had me changing my mind.