Tyrconnell 16 year old
With new design packaging this is a Cooley distillery double distilled Single Malt fully matured in ex-Bourbon casks bottled at 46% ABV with a RRP of €95.
John Moriarty Notes
indicate this will be a smoky whiskey. Quite sweet on the nose too, a nicely balanced aroma forms in the glass, developing slightly when left in the air for a few minutes.
Stuart Irvine Notes
sense of some age. Starts off with pears and green apples before moving into hints of forest fruits. As it develops you can also pick up a nice mix of honey and lemon. Hints of biscuit and cereal run nicely alongside the fruit flavours. Any spice is well restrained and oak vanilla lurks just in the background. The addition of a little water brings out a slight floral style from within this whiskey.
dryness to the mouth and this comes along with little touches of vanilla from the nose.
Overall this, in my opinion, is one of these whiskeys that delivers so much promise on the nose only to let you down when it comes to actually tasting it. I think this whiskey may have had slightly too long in the cask and the flavours from within the spirit have been dominated by the cask influence. This could’ve been great but sadly has fallen just short.
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Stuart Irvine is a whiskey blogger based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since first getting into whiskey around 5 years ago Stuart has amassed an incredible knowledge of all whiskeys and he has since started up his own highly respected blog “Whisky Belfast”, is active on twitter as @Whisky_Belfast and contributes regularly on Facebook. Stuart regularly attends whiskey events both in his native Belfast, and further afield.