Saturday, January 7, 2012

Homemade Damson Whisky


For my final Dramcember post I found some Damson Whisky in my parents cupboard. A family friend had made it and given them a small bottle. Beer making is popular in the DTWC, but I don't thing anyone has tried whisky yet!

In a similar concept to Sloe Gin I believe they must have steeped damsons (a type of plum) in pre-purchased whisky.

Provenance: Totally unknown

Colour: Amber with reddish tones. Quite unlike the colour of any other whisky I have seen.

Nose: Heaps of fruit. Plums and err... damsons.

Taste: Very syrupy, sugar must have been added. Again the fruit dominates. I didn't detect any flavours from the underlying whisky.

The sweetness made this the dessert wine of whiskies. It's an interesting concept to add flavours to a whisky which I think has potential. The damson whisky was too sweet for me, but milder and less sweet flavours could be interesting.

The Converted

2 comments:

  1. That is what you get for raiding the parents booze stash. The bottle looks suspiciously like a maple syrup jar I have in my cupboard.

    Plum infused whisky is quite popular in Japan. In fact anything with plum in it tends to be popular in Japan.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I tried some home made whisky years ago which was pretty rough. But I now wish I'd blogged about it so I had some record.

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