Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Smokey Joe Blended Scotch

Anyone smell the smoke :-) ? Today I am reviewing Smokey Joe, blended malt scotch from the Islay region. When it comes to smokey whisky I cannot distinguish if it is single malt or blended because the peat flavor dominates the palette. Enjoy my tasting notes , it will be a smokey ride!
In the label it proudly boasts "Non Chill filtered, promisingly different, uncompromisingly peaty" which pretty much sums it. Oh wait , but what is this fancy word Non chill filtered? It simply means that the whisky has not under gone Chill filtration. The chill filtration consists of being cooled and passing through a filter in order to remove particles that would affect the cosmetic appearance of a whisky. This process is done for whiskies lower than 46% ABV.  More about Chill Filtration in my up coming blogs as I research & find out more. As for now enjoy this smokey one!
Vital Stats
Smokey Joe Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $36.99 for 750ml bottle ($3.99 for 50ml sampler)
Age- No age statement
ABV- 46%
Region- Islay
Bottler- The leading scotch whisky Co.Ltd,Scotland
Awards won- Gold Medal, San Francisco Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Pale Yellow

Aroma- Smokiness comes through right away,sea salt, hints of pine,earthy & grassy,some fruitiness.
Flavor- It is like any other smokey whisky,intense smokey flavor & heavily peated.Taste profile is similar to Benriach but with lower ABV. 
Body- Medium
Finish- Medium, lingering, does not stay too long 
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
It is a decent blended smokey whisky.Anyone who likes smokey whisky, this is for you.
Occasions best enjoyed- Casual setting with bbq
Food Pairings- Grilled chicken drumstick
SJ's Pro tip- Grilled food complements the smokiness of whiskey

I enjoyed this one, try it out & find if it suits your palette. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly
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  1. Tastes like a scotch with a dollop of liquid smoke. Awful stuff!

    1. Yeah sure is not too pleasant to drink with all that raw smokiness & high ABV of 46%.


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