Powerscourt Fercullen Amarone Single Grain
The first issue in a three part ‘Estate Series’ from Powerscourt Distillery. This ‘Mill House’ limited edition release is a sourced Single Grain whiskey matured in ex-Bourbon oak casks and then finished in Italian Amarone wine casks for a further 18 months. Non-chill filtered, natural colour and bottled at 46% ABV. Priced at RRP €75.
Omar Fitzell Notes
A light citrusy nose that’s heavy on vanilla.
A light mouth coating that is filled with a fruity sweetness. Chocolate, vanilla and toffee run alongside an abundance of orchard fruit.
Short to medium finish that is slightly dry.
An extremely easy to drink, well balanced and approachable whiskey.
Al Higgins notes
Lime cordial, vanilla pods, melted butter, melon liqueur, popcorn and creme caramel.
Juicy, light bodied and zesty with lots of citrus pulp and zest, a delicate dusting of white pepper and powdered ginger along with vanilla, orchard fruits, white grapes and cantaloupe melon.
Clean crisp and zesty.
There’s no mistaking that this is a single grain but I don’t get much from the Amarone cask finish. A great example of this style of whiskey however.
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