Lambay Cask Strength
Part of the single cask programme which is limited to 20 casks worldwide. This is a
triple distilled malt whiskey, bourbon cask matured and finished in cognac casks close to Lambay island’s shoreline housed in the Sea Cask Room. All casks expect +/- 10% of 350 bottles with an RRP of €140.
Omar Fitzell Notes
The initial wave of alcohol vapours retreats to reveal sweet vanilla, raisins, caramel and green apples.
Mouth filling leading off with a slight red wine andoak tannin. Grape skins, pear, vanilla and malt give way totoffee and caramel.
Medium to long. Sweetness continues and is ramped up to thick honey.
An excellent whiskey that I only wish was available on the market. For such a high ABV, this is very easy to enjoy
without water. The addition of water however, ramps up all the flavours otherwise hiding behind the alcohol content. Tropical fruits jump to the fore.
Al Higgins notes
Perfumed, floral and fruity. Aromas of agave, pink grapefruit, rosewater, violets, unroasted nuts and citrus.
Light in body with a pronounced fresh fruit character. Flavours of tropical fruits, orange, agave, pear drops, apricot
and Turkish delight.
Soft and fruity.
Quite simple and direct in its fruitiness but a very nice drop.
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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