Pearse 5 year Blend
A 5 year old blend of grain and malt whiskey which has been matured exclusively in Bourbon barrels. Non-chill filtered and non-coloured. Bottled at 43% ABV and RRP of €43.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Very light but pleasant nose. Very floral and delicate. Little bit of a malty note with some green apple peels too. Slight hint of lemon.
As expected form the nose, the palate is light, smooth and delicate. Vanilla, white chocolate and some malt coming through. Anybody remember Whoppa bars? They were 5 pence sweet bars? Well this reminds me of the spearmint version.
Slight tingle on the tongue but the finish is short. A bit of an oak note before it disappears.
This is the kind of enjoyable whiskey that I would love to sip while sitting outside on a sunny day…which I am right now. Very decent easy going whiskey. Nice step up from the NAS original but with the very same notes.
Al Higgins notes
Zesty and very fruity. There are youthful touches and a delicate touch but there’s a promise of interesting things to come on the palate. Aromas of orange oil, pear drops, undiluted orange squash, honey and tangerines.
Creamy, soft and warming. Some obvious Bourbon cask driven notes already here. Vanilla, cream, orange jelly, mandarins and tangerines followed by some gentle spice.
Soft, juicy and fruity. This is well made whiskey that suggests there are more good things to come.
Youthful, but this is a good deal better than you might expect.
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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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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