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Jim Murray: Føroya Bjór ger framúr Whisky

SKRIVAÐ: Jóhann Lützen  |  20.11.2020 - 15:17 Mentan Myndarøð Tíðindi Vinna

Jim Murray er serstakliga væl nøgdur við nýggja Whisky frá Føroya Bjór. Lesið her hvat hann sigur um deiligu droparnar.

Norðlýsið hevur fingið fatur í teldupostinum, sum Jim Murray hevur sent til Einar Waag, stjóra á Føroya Bjór. Tað er Einar Waag, ið hevur útflýggjað okkum teldupostin. 

Jim Murray er ikki hvør sum helst innan Whisky-heimin, hann hevur sum arbeiðsøkið at smakkað uppá Whisky úr øllum heiminum og síðani geva hvørjum einstøkum støðumet. Hann er mettur at verða heimsins dugnaligasti serfrøðingur innan Whisky. 

Jim Murrays Whisky bible er, sum sagt, heimskent fyribrigdi hjá Whisky kennarum. 

Niðanfyri sæst at lesa úrdráttir hvat Jim Murray heldur um nýggja Whisky frá Føroya Bjór. 

 

Dear Einar,

Faroe Island Sample 51% Sherry Casks

 

N (Nose) 21.5 (besta skoðsmál er 25) Not at all unattractive…but very, very young. The influence of the fruit has added a drying nuttiness, taking the edge off the new make malty sweetness. But the malt is there, though working with the barrel to offer a degree of sophistication despite the obvious and unapologetic youth. 

T (Taste) 23 (besta skoðsmál er 25) Really a superb delivery. Reminiscent of Speyside casks I used to open up in the warehouse back in the late 1980s – as the sherry effect is entirely sulphur-free and offers more tannin than fruit. The star quality though appears from the third to seventh flavour-waves of the delivery itself with its intense, concentrated malt boasting excellent weight and structure plus always perfect depths of sugary sweetness, and delightfully salivating to boot. But always elegant enough to allow the oak to deliver its drying speech. Good spices begin to mount.

F (Aftertaste) 22 (besta skoðsmál er 25) The weight and delicate richness on the early palate is confirmed by the length of finish, which is distinctly above average. The spices are more controlled now, which leaves the malt and tannins to continuously re-work the palate with that continued sophistication.

B 22.5  (besta skoðsmál er 25) Just adore this exceptionally old-fashioned Speyside/Highland style which celebrates the marriage of very beautifully distilled malt with excellent, accommodating and non-dominating oak. An old-fashioned style too rarely found these days, in fact. Still has plenty of youth and this has many years to go if required. Reassuringly unspectacular, this is both excellent blending and singleton whisky. Hugely impressed. If only more whiskies in Scotland were of this quality! Hearty congratulations on out-Scottishing the Scots! Would bottle at cask strength. Reducing to 46% may break up the oils and give a far less impressive finish.

Circa 89/100 for overall quality considering age. Impressive.

 

 

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