As part of the build up I’m featuring a series of blogs – both old and new – over the next month focusing on a country from each letter of the alphabet – if possible – that makes whisky.
Today is X for Xanadu.
As there are no countries listed under X by the Irish Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade I might as well join Olivia Newton John in the everlasting world of Xanadu!
I’m not sure what whiskeys would be served there.
The expression formerly known as Jameson Crested Ten – now simply reduced to Crested – has a bold X on the label.
It has a more flavoursome appeal than the standard Jameson. Although it shares the same pot still & grain blended mix – a little bit more ageing combined with longer maturation in sherry casks adds to the drinking experience.
Perhaps the more robust character of James Eadie’s recreated Trade Mark X would be better suited.
I had the pleasure of sampling this fine blend at the inaugural Fife Whisky Festival and it certainly won me over with the boldness of the flavours combined with a healthy peat influence.
It’s part of a movement in Scotland to look to companies, distilleries & whiskies of the past and bring them to life in the present.
If they all taste as good as Trade Mark X – I’m all for it!
As for drinking whiskey whilst roller skating AND wearing some of those dodgy eighties fashion outfits EVEN if it’s with the delightful Olivia – I’m not sure.