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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Dunvilles Palo Cortado

Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Finish Cask 1203

One of two new 18 year old single malts finished in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks.
This one is limited to just 313 individually numbered bottles. Cask 1203 is bottled at
55% ABV. RRP €249.

Omar Fitzell Notes


Clean and crisp. Peppermint and cinnamon. Caramel and dark chocolate. Opens up to a herbaceous note with some time.


Warm apple pie with a very light tannic spice. Grape skins come through. Very slight sour note that is overcome by citrus, possibly orange zest that in turn leads into a honey sweetness.


Medium finish. Sweetness remains, coating your tongue as it is accompanied by an almond nuttiness and lingers there in harmony.


An exceptional whiskey that is well balanced and complex. This is a whiskey I hope Dunvilles continue to release in Single Cask form.

Al Higgins notes


Caramel toffees, wood smoke, stewed apples, cinnamon, dates and strawberries.


Incredible fruitiness with a rich mouthfeel. Flavours of lychees, rosewater, muscat grapes, green olives, red apples,
raisins and strawberry jam.


Even more fruit with a satisfying oakiness. Great length.


Superb use of finishing casks. Quite a special and delicious whiskey, but perhaps just a bit pricey?

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Omar Fitzell

Omar Fitzell

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.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

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.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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