Fruit notes in whiskies

Fruit notes come in different ways and it's always a matter of taste, which kind of fruity notes you like. Fruity whiskies can be dark or dry, they can be ripe or tropical, or raw, fresh or crispy. Usually it's easy to determine, whether the fruity notes are green or red, or some other fruity tone. Citrus fruit notes are quite common. What makes whisky so great is its versatility: even a strong peaty whisky can offer fruity notes. And there are lots of different fruity notes, completely different from each other. Read more about whiskey tasting.

Fruit notes can be:

  • Green fruits such as pears, apples, green grapefruits
  • Dark fruits like plums, red grapefruits, prunes, figs, raisins
  • Dried fruits like prunes, raisins
  • Bananas or other exotic/tropical fruits like apricot, peaches, mangos, kiwis etc.
  • Red fruits like apples, red grapefruits, cherries etc.
  • Raw or ripe fruits
  • Citrus fruits
  • Strawberries (yes, it is a fruit)

Few good fruity drams:

Listed below are some categories, which tend to offer fruity drams.


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