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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Irish Whiskey Society 10 Year Old Single Malt Carcavelos Finish

Irish Whiskey Society 10yo Single Malt Carcavelos Finish

A special bottling in collaboration with Teeling Distillery to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Irish Whiskey Society. A single malt finished in Carcavelos cask. Bottled at cask strength of 57.6% ABV and non-chill filtered. Available to members of IWS only at €80.00.

Omar Fitzell Notes

Nose:

Slight metallic note that gives way to a nice sweetness. Figs are evident from the beginning with some apricots and honey also creeping in.

 

Palate:

That’s some kick. The sweetness from the nose is delivered in abundance with oceans of honey, apricots, figs and poached pears. Some strawberry in there somewhere too!

 

Finish:

Long and slightly drying as would be expected from a port finished whiskey. Some slight dark chocolate notes with burnt brown sugar just as the finish turns into a pleasant warm spice tingle.

 

Overall:

Is this really only a 10yr old…because the colour is phenomenal! This is a smashing release and yet again a credit to the IWS and Teeling alike. A wee drop of water rounds it off nicely and drowns out some of the dryness in the finish.

 

Al Higgins notes

Nose:

Very nice! Bakewell tarts, rum ‘n’ raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon and chocolate.

 

Palate:

Sweet, fruity and warming. Flavours of dried fruits, roasted nuts, chocolate and creme caramel.

 

Finish:

Cream, chocolate, mocha and Nutella. Good length.

 

Overall:

Very interesting and well put together. I’d like to know what casks were used. There appears to be some sherry in there but maybe it’s something completely different?

 

 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Omar Fitzell

Omar Fitzell

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.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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