Citrus notes are usually very enjoyable in whiskey. They usually are a sign of fresh and tasty whiskey, even though citrus notes can sometimes offer a bit too crispy feel. Citrus usually appears in the form of oranges or lemony notes but it can just as well be lime, blood oranges or some other citrus feel. It comes in different forms as well: skin of some citrus fruit offers different taste and aromas than the actual pulp. Orange peel is in fact, a very common note in whiskies. Read more about how to taste whiskey.
Few good drams with citrus notes:
- Benromach 10YO offers oranges and orange peel in a nice way
- Clynelish 14YO has tangerines and lemon notes
- Springbank 12YO CS offers citrus notes along with some wee peat smoke
- Ardbeg 10YO offers heavy smoke and lemons
- Glenmorangie 10YO was almost like lemonade!
- Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Wood Finish was full of blood oranges
- Auchentoshan Springwood offered some zesty lime notes
Below you can find some categories, which tend to offer some sort of citrus notes in their drams.