The Station 3 year old Peated Single Malt
The Station 3yr old was released by Lough Ree distillery, this is a tribute to 62 years of power generation at the station in Lanesborough and the people who worked there. A sourced Single Malt peated whiskey from the Great Northern Distillery. Matured for three years in a Bourbon cask before finishing for a fourth year in an Oloroso sherry cask. Bottled at 46% ABV and retailing at €65.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Fresh malty nose with a lovely peated note. Nothing overpowering, more towards overly toasted bread than sod of turf peat fire! There’s a sweetness too once you battle past the other notes. Honey and green apples.
That whisp of peat continues, obviously, but whereas there was sweetness on the nose, it doesn’t transmit as much to the palate. Loads of lemon and lime citrus notes, in fact, its bursting with them.
Medium finish. Slight spice that lingers and compliments a lovely lime note as the rest fades away.
A very pleasant whiskey! At 46% it’s very good but I feel a slight increase in ABV would work wonders here. Just shows, a peated whiskey can be young and still very good!
Al Higgins notes
Peat smoke, bonfires, sun dried driftwood, dark chocolate, iodine, charred oak, old books, mixed citrus peel and baked apples.
Rich, full-bodied and pungently smoky. Hard to believe this is a three year old whiskey, and this is very much on a parr with previous releases of Great Northern peated malt. It’s not just all smoke there are some welcome fruit flavours of orange oil, cooked apples, strudel, red fruits and vanilla.
Really hits the spot. The smokiness is just right and the fruit that accompanies it is impeccable. Forget the age, this is all about flavour and it has it in spades.
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.
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