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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Prizefight

Prizefight

A whiskey brand based on telling the incredible stories of the Irish who came to America and became the greatest fighters of their day. A blend distilled by West Cork Distillers and unusually finished in American rye barrels. Bottled at 43% A.B.V. RRP of €49.99.

Greg Dillon Notes

Nose:

Sweet apples, orchard fruits, subtle oakiness, peaches, cream.
 

Palate:

Light, fresh, soft vanilla notes with a bunch of fruits and a
wave of freshly cut ginger going on. Interesting, if a little soft for a rye cask finished whiskey.
 

Finish:

Soft, spicy, didn’t hang around. Nice.

 

Overall:

Expected more from a whiskey with rye influence in
truth, but the fruity complexion was really interesting,
and the light spices definitely make this a thoroughly enjoyable whiskey to sip, especially if you are looking to explore new flavours and are not after something too polarising.

 

Michael Foggarty Notes

Nose:

Fresh mint, freshly grated ginger and some citrus notes.
 

Palate:

That spicy ginger from the rye maturation is dancing all over my taste buds, a bit like Yankee Sullivan in the ring. A fresh prickly spice and more lemon notes complement this.
 

Finish:

Short but spicy.
 

Overall:

It’s great to see these guys trying something different with the added rye cask maturation which has added a layer of complexity to what might have been an average whiskey. Punching above its weight (pun intended).

 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Greg Dillon

Greg Dillon

Greg is a brand consultant in the whiskey industry helping to create, build and fix brands. He also authors the award-winning greatdrams.com website, he also has a book on whiskey coming out in the Autumn.

You can find him on:
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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Michael Foggarty

Micheal Foggarty

Michael is co-owner of L Mulligan Whiskey Shop and L Mulligan Grocer. He has over 20 years involvement in the whiskey industry. He founded the Irish Whiskey Society in 2009 and in 2014 became the first person in Ireland to be awarded World Whisky Ambassador of the Year at the World Whisky Awards.

You can find him on:
• Twitter @whiskeyireland

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