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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Ardfallen


A triple distilled blended Irish whiskey produced by West Cork Distillers and retailing exclusively in Aldi Ireland stores nationwide. The malt fraction is both first fill Bourbon and Bodega sherry cask matured malt. Bottled at 40% ABV and retailing at €18.99.

Omar Fitzell Notes


Light, young and spirity. Mix of vanilla, green apples and a touch of milk chocolate.


Very light and delicate. Rose petals is the first thing that hits me followed by some toffee.


Slight pepper spice joins in towards the end of a short finish.


Notes are sparse here but unfortunately, so is the whiskey. A bit one dimensional, but for the price, can one complain?



Al Higgins notes


Light and grainy with some delicate citrus, mint and white flower aromas.


Soft, juicy and light bodied. Some dominant grain whiskey flavours with soft vanilla, lemon, green apple and mint flavours.


Very quick with some light oakiness, vanilla and ginger.


A solid blend that may be lacking flavour but also has a soft and very drinkable quality to it. In other words there is very little to dislike about this, but at the same time don’t expect the earth to move.


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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