Irishman Single Malt Coffee Stout Finish
A collaboration between Walsh Whiskey and Dick Mack’s Pub in Dingle. The limited run from the single cask yielded just 240 bottles. The barrel originally held Irish whiskey before being filled with a coffee stout from Dick Mack’s Brewhouse for several months. When the stout was sold out the cask was filled with Irishman Single Malt for 9 months. 48% ABV, nonchill filtered and available exclusively from Celtic Whiskey Shop for €75.
Omar Fitzell Notes
An instant milk chocolate note. Loads of fruit, orchard and stone fruit. An obvious malt note with some very light roasted nuts in the background.
A silky mouth feel for a malt whiskey that is warming. Slight bitterness but once again a chocolate note following on from the nose. More of a dark chocolate here than the milk chocolate nose.
More towards the long side. Warmth that slowly dissipates and leaves a lovely espresso note rolling around the mouth.
The good folks at Dick Mack’s need a stern talking to! Like seriously, who fills ONE cask of this stuff!!! Come on lads you’ve broken my heart! This is yet again a super whiskey to emerge from Walsh and I believe the first of many from Dick Mack’s.
Al Higgins notes
Soft, refined and gently fruity. Aromas reminiscent of freshly sliced green apple, white grapes, melon and kiwi.
Juicy, fruity and very palatable. Some flavour evolution brings warmer cask characters of chocolate cookies, Christmas pudding and liquorice.
Warm and chocolaty.
The nose betrays what is yet to come. This really delivers on the palate and offers up a really enjoyable spectrum of flavours.
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.
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.
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