Fercullen 10yo Single Grain
This single grain Irish whiskey has been matured for 10 years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and then recasked to mature in fresh bourbon barrels. Bottled at 46% ABV and retailing at €55.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Sweet nuttiness and perfume! Fudge and honey are complimented with a pineapple note and a healthy quantity of almonds.
This is no one dimensional 40% grain! Lovely sweetness that goes down without any alcohol burn. Chocolate in abundance along with mango.
Short but enjoyable. Pink lady apples continue the sweetness.
I’m delighted to see so many Grain whiskeys hit the market recently and this is an exceptionally good one! Decent enough price point also. I hope they have more of this grain aging away. It can only get better.
Al Higgins notes
Light and herbaceous. Very spring-like in the way that it has green and salad leaf touches. Aromas of mint, melon, kiwi fruit, and green herbs.
Light, soft and delicate in the mouth. There’s no mistaking this as a grain whiskey. Flavours of green apples, melon, pear and white grapes.
More leafy, green notes. Short but sweet and refreshing.
As grain whiskeys go this is pretty solid. It’s simple and light but that is par for the course.
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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