Spicy, honeyed, with a touch of perfumed oils, it is full-bodied and flavoursome.
The familiar taste of Ireland’s favourite whiskey is enhanced by long ageing to reveal a spicy complexity and additional velvet smoothness.
The velvet smoothness is finished with a distinguishing touch of gentle woodiness.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Molasses, malted grain, old leather and brown butter give way to fudge, honeysuckle, pipe tobacco and deep sherry-like spicy, nutty aromas. Wonderfully structured with honey-tinged almond and apricot coming forward before a smooth and gracious finish. (Apr 2014)
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(MA91) After being around for about a decade, itís nice to see this whiskey finally being sold in the U.S. Soft, sweet and silky smooth, with creamy vanilla, caramel, toasted marshmallow, and honey-kissed tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, coconut). I get most of the barley on the front of the palate, with the grain whiskey components more on the finish. Something seems slightly missing for me to elevate this whiskey to classic status (some more pot still character, perhaps?), but itís still a wonderful blended Irish whiskey. And itís so drinkable. Gather a bunch of friends and throw away the cork!