A limited edition (5,995 bottles) blend of single malt and single grain Irish whiskey that was initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in XO Cognac French Limousin oak casks. Bottled at 46% ABV and RRP of €100.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Light, floral and fruity. Oceans of vanilla. Pear and apple mostly.
Very light mouthfeel. Toffee and some milk chocolate with a very very slight mouth drying.
Short to medium finish that reveals a nice coconut note at the end.
While it offers no complexity, this is an easy going, easy to drink whiskey. Most of the flavours are soft and mellow making them hard to make out but I wouldn’t say no to a second dram to be honest!
Al Higgins notes
Delicate, light and grainy. Aromas of orchard fruits, vanilla and white grapes.
Crisp, juicy and light in body. Simple and focused, obviously grain heavy. Flavours of apples, pears, quince, vanilla, honey and toasty oak.
The French oak becomes more prominent with a light sprinkling of black pepper, toast and white grapes.
Pleasant, refined and easy to drink. This is decent stuff, but the price tag is a little on the high side.
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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