Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 2
The second Pot Still release from Dingle Distillery. Drawn from 70% bourbon casks, 15% from Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and the remaining 15% from Oloroso sherry casks. Limited to 2,900 bottles, bottled at 46.5% ABV and expect to pay over €100, if you can find it.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Spirit forward as would be expected from another young release from Dingle. Herbal with some surprising and pleasant aniseed notes. Slight touch of grounded almonds in there too.
Light yet oily mouth feel. Sweetness from the two sherry casks (PX and Oloroso), honeycomb sweetness and some caramelised brown sugar. Most certainly a citrus note in there, orange being the stand out for me but could be more to that.
Short to medium but two drops of water made that finish grow without adversely affecting the nose or palate. Slight cereal note that lingers.
Another great release from Dingle. Again, expensive in the greater context but it’s another decent show case of things to come from what is the truest boutique “small batch” distillery in Ireland. Contrasting it to the very good first release SPS, with some more aging, this will be phenomenal…
Al Higgins notes
A little restrained but there are some very pleasant aromas of apricot, peach, white grapes, red apples and lemon.
Pleasantly soft and fruity with flavours of apple strudel, frangipane, cinnamon, sultanas, apricot jam and Danish pastries.
Quite fast, but impeccable and refined.
Perhaps a little softer and less forceful than batch 1. This seems less cask-led but is still very drinkable for a youthful whiskey.
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.
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