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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Lambay Blend

Lambay Blend

One of the 2 initial releases from Lambay (the other being a single malt), this is a blend of malted barley and grain whiskey, is triple distilled, and matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Finished in a Camus cognac cask for approximately 4 months. Lambay Island’s Trinity Well water has been used in the making of this Irish whiskey. Bottled at 40% ABV, non-chill filtered and retailing at RRP of €43.

Greg Dillon Notes

Nose:

Soft apple nose, like putting your head into a bag of sweets or old school gobstoppers, deep dark wood notes too, like mahogany along with an almost incense-like
note.

Palate:

Watery mouthfeel, quite thin, not a lot going on and nowhere near the intrigue of the nose. Flat and mostly vanilla.

Finish:

Short and to the point, not a lot going on here.

Overall:

Overall a regrettably boring blend that I really had higher hopes for. Shame really.

 

Michael Foggarty Notes

Nose:

Very floral and a bit spicy.

Palate:

The cognac influence is abundant here. Lots of grapes and light oak combined well with some butterscotch. This is what a grape pie with toffee sauce would taste like, but you’re never going to have a grape pie! Some dried
prunes also.

 

Finish:

Spicy, a touch of pepper and some faint hazelnuts.

Overall:

A great value whiskey. At under €50 this is the best value whiskey in this tasting. 

 

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.

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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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