Bill Phil Batch 1
Part of the Peated Series from W.D.O’Connell merchants this is a limited release
of 600 bottles. A non-aged statement peated single malt aged exclusively in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 47.5% ABV. RRP €65.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Fresh, meaty, fruity and sweet. Immediate cereal notes followed quickly by apples and oranges, literally. Peaches and pink lady apple skins comes to mind. Toasted marshmallow too.
Oily mouth feel. Briney sea salt makes way for a milk chocolate and citric note; Lemon sherbet? Red apple skin returns.
Medium finish that lingers nicely with a white pepper spice that tickles and prickles your mouth in the most pleasant of ways. A pleasing warmth. Slightest hint of coffee in there somewhere.
Peat is back and it’s back with a bang! Full of flavours, the expected smokey wisp of peat but none of the expected youthful spirit expected for its age. This right here, is the gateway to becoming a peated whiskey drinker.
Al Higgins notes
Pungent peat smoke, pears in cream, vanilla, apple strudel, coconut and almond oil.
Oily, sweet and smoky. Dominant peat smoke flavours, then creme caramel, pears, vanilla, creme caramel and apple pie.
Smoke, smoke, smoke with some spice and fruit.
Great distillate and a really nice whiskey. Of course you have to like peat smoke to enjoy this!
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.
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