Thanks to /u/j4ni for this sample!
There’s a lot to cover so I’ll have to lay off talking about my dick or hinting at latent homosexuality this time. Sorry about that, maybe next review.
So I’m fucking this guy with my small dick…
Wait, no, I just said I wasn’t going to do that!
Alright, so there’s a lot of questions, and we have only little time to answer them. Name of the whisky? Boxing Hares. Why? Because puns.
First of all, what are boxing hares? During Spring, when Spring has sprung and that usual sense of “we need to fuck” gets into the air, Hares will box one another. It was originally thought this was due to intermale competition, so someone thought they were boxing, because Hares went made in March. Now it’s know to be the female fighting off the male to avoid copulation. And that it happens only in March.
To be fair, “The Boxing matches of the Mad March Hare” sounds better than “Domestic Violence to stop Fucking”. Has more of a poetic ring to it.
What the bloody hell does this have to do with a whisky? Well that’s why I’m not talking about my penis, wait for it.
First up, this isn’t a whisky. Yes, it’s Scotch whisky used in it. However due to the Abv and probably due to how they add ingredients to it, it can’t be called whisky anyway.
What does that have to do with rabbits?
Well the secret ingredient? Not heroin, stop guessing that. No, it’s actually hops.
You’re getting the shitty pun now.
So the two “heavyweights” in this case are beer and Scotch. Or rather craft beer hops that have been mixed with Scotch whisky. What hops? What Scotch whisky? How about you stop asking questions, alright? It’s about rabbits beating the shit out of each other for tiny cute belts.
So this will be interesting, to say the least. I’ve had other hopped whiskies, yet let’s see what happens when it’s named after cute animals, shall we?
Price: N/A at the LCBO
Colour: 10YR 7/10
Nose: Hops, brown sugar, strawberry, cream, lavender, perry
What a surprise, the hops are the first thing I smell. Given some time it becomes more floral and there’s hints of pear cider, or perry.
And not the shitty pear cider we get here in North America. I mean the really tasty stuff that is sweet and really thick and naturally carbonated from the UK. That’s the shit.
More on that soon. Rabbits for now.
Taste: Perry, molasses, caramel
Okay, this is odd. First up it tastes exactly like pear cider. If you handed me this blind I’d say it was a perry. Exactly like that pear, sweet, and almost poppy taste.
There’s some aspects of whisky here with a sweet, caramel like flavour in the background, though it’s perry tasting.
Finish: Perry, lime candy, green apple, salt
And it finishes like a perry again. There’s a few more flavours that hop out (GET IT! CAUSE HARES HOP!) but it’s still like a perry.
Conclusion: This is the type of drink I’d reach for on a summer day. Maybe mix with a little bit of Club Soda, add a lime, slap your gimp that agreed to cut the lawn with it’s mouth, and perhaps have a cucumber sandwich.
That said, this is a whisky subreddit, not a cider subreddit. I know some where you can be in-cider (GET IT? PORN), but not cider. And this tastes like cider. Exactly like one. More so than a whisky finished in ex-cider barrels.
It’s nice to sip, but it’s pretty blah. One note, the whole time. I like sipping it, but it’s not the complexity of a whisky. So… there you have it. It’s high alcohol cider that can get you fucked up quick.
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