Good Whisky for Good Friday

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Christians around the world observe Good Friday as the day when Jesus Christ died on the cross for humanity to save them from their sins. For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, sombre and sacred day of the year. It is also referred as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday. Catholics do not eat meat on Good Friday but can eat fish instead and it is also customary to eat warm hot cross buns. Protestants, on the other hand, do not have food restrictions on Good Friday but many follow the ‘no meat’ rule like the Catholics.

Here is a list of bourbons that you can try:

Smooth Ambler

In the first sip, you will feel the wheat component in the bourbon. Notes of new oak, corn, bubble gum, hints of dark chocolate, and slight amounts of vanilla and honey are present along with a healthy dose of rye spice. Less sweet and much spicier on the nose, the flavour combination works great, especially with the interplay between the older rye and relatively youthful wheat, which were left to meld for three more months. Though the wheat component covers just 27% of the overall blend, the overall impact remains more pronounced with the rye adding an enhanced spice level.

Antiquary

The palate has a nice balance between the bourbon and sherry casks but the grain alcohol is also quite evident. It's quite light and clean for a 21 Year old blend. The underlying notes are sweet, medium-dry and malty with very subtle hints of grassy peat and light smoke. One can also pick up traces of sweet cereals, buttered toast, vanilla, caramel, toffee, heather-honey, straw, dried herbs, dusty road, banana flavoured candy, citrus, black currant jam, cooked apples, cinnamon, light menthol, aniseed, refill oak casks and traces of pepper and nuts.

The Dalmore

The blend is a rich mahogany color with the characteristic reddish orange hue of fine antique wood. The nose has the aroma of cooked fruit, mincemeat tarts and Christmas fruitcake. Honey-baked rum-infused raisins and tropical spice aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and a hint of cloves as well as lighter floral aromas follow this. A rich note of new saddle leather and wood wax in the background imparts a sense of oiliness and weight to the whisky.

Four Roses Bourbon

The devil lies in the details. No wonder, Four Roses does not compromise on high quality, non-GMO grains, one of the basic ingredients for high quality Bourbon.  

The brand creates two extraordinary mashbills (grain recipes) in its production procedure. While the former has 60% corn, the later has 75% of it. The lower corn variant has considerably more rye than other bourbons, around 35%, giving it a spicy, full-bodied taste. Limestone-rich water from the spring-fed Salt River is incorporated to the mashbill. In order to preserve the unique flavours of the different grains, each mashbill is cooked to perfection in a temperature controlled environment.

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