Scotch vs. Irish Whisk(e)y: Which One Will Whisk You Away?jessie tan
Whether you’re Scottish, Irish or neither, any Whisk(e)y lover from anywhere will always enjoy a hearty glass of Whisk(e)y that has been distilled, blended, and aged with care.
And if you’re a true Whisk(e)y enthusiast, you must already know that the Jameson whiskey from Ireland and the Chivas Regal whisky from Scotland are two of the best whisk(e)y brands in the world. And for those of you that are still on a quest for a gold ol’ glass of whisk(e)y, both Jameson and Chivas Regal whisk(e)y’s are an absolute must-try!
While one can’t really go wrong with a perfectly concocted whisk(e)y, each of us do have our own preferences and unique palettes. Finding a whisk(e)y that’s perfect for one’s own taste is not always the easiest task, as it will require quite a bit of exploring. Luckily, we had the opportunity to try out an assortment of popular Blended Scotch and Irish Whisk(e)y’s to help you get a better idea of what’s available for your indulgence in Malaysia.
We have ranked this list from our most favourite to least favourite whisk(e)y. Maybe you’ll agree with us or maybe you won’t, let’s find out! So, get your glasses ready and continue reading to decide which one of these four whisk(e)y’s will whisk you away!
1. Chivas Regal Mizunara
The Chivas Regal Mizunara is hands down the best whisky we have ever tasted. The Mizunara is inspired by the making of Japanese whisky, and is the world’s first whisky to be finished in Mizunara oak casts from Japan. It is a crafted and multi-layered blend that is both subtle and spicy. This iconic whisky smells like pears and hazelnut, and tastes like a fusion of both citrus and honey flavours. It’s smooth, subtle and silky. A definite must-try!
2. Jameson Black Barrel
The Jameson Black Barrel is a strong and rich whiskey that will pleasantly surprise your tastebuds. The Black Barrel is matured in double charred barrels, which gives it an unmistakably intense butterscotch, fudge, and creamy toffee aroma. The taste of this whiskey is enriched with notes of nuts, spices and vanilla. If you like a rich combination of nutty, vanilla and toasted wood flavours, then this whiskey is for you.
3. Chivas Regal 12
The Chivas Regal 12 is a distinct Speyside blend that is known for its luxurious smoothness. This whisky has been aged for 12 long years, and the time and care that has been put into crafting it can be enjoyed with every sip. Its taste showcases a blend of apples, vanilla and honey, which is refreshingly fruity and delicious. The Chivas Regal 12 is a versatile whisky that’s perfect for both mixing in cocktails and also drinking neat.
4. Jameson Orignal
While the Jameson Original ranked last in our list, it is nonetheless a beautifully classic whiskey that will never go out of style. The Jameson Original has a strong aroma that encompasses a mix of floral fragrances with spicy wood. This whiskey is famous for its spicy and nutty taste with notes of vanilla and sweet sherry. The Jameson Original has an exceptionally smooth finish that all whiskey drinkers will truly appreciate.
And since the Jameson Original is such a classic drink, we have also listed the recipe for a classic cocktail that you can easily make at home with this whiskey!
Whiskey with Ginger Ale Cocktail
- Jameson Original
- Ginger Ale
- Fill up a highball glass with ice
- Add the Jameson Original whiskey to 1/4th of the glass
- Add Ginger Ale to the remaining 3/4th of the glass
- Squeeze in the lime and drop it into the glass
- Drink up and enjoy!
If you know how to make a cocktail with the other three whisk(e)y’s mentioned in this article, do let us know what they are so we can try it out too! Oh, and have you decided which whisk(e)y is your favourite yet? Whichever one you did choose, we’re sure it’s the perfect whisk(e)y for you!