‘I’m getting peaty, malty hints. Supple notes of spiced wood. And a balanced kick of smokey honey with dried fruit.’
The language of whisky tasting can seem bizarre to anyone other than an expert. So to help us identify individual flavours within Johnnie Walker Blue Label – the rarest in the brand’s portfolio – food design studio Bompass and Parr has commissioned a piece of organ music called A Symphony in Blue.
Written by British organ specialists Mander’s Organs, the piece is designed to match musical notes to the flavours in the whisky. Over the course of the performance, flavours such as peat, malt, fruit, wood and spices are represented through sound and projected images, making them easier for the audience to pick out as they drink.
Missed the notes of cedar? Think we’d better have another listen (and another glass).