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Pearse Lyons Distillery is set to release their first whiskey which is from back when Alltech distilled at the Carlow Brewing Company. The release is scheduled for mid-June this year. There will in fact be 2 releases; 1,000 bottles released at cask strength of 59.3% ABV and a further 4,000 bottles released at 46% ABV.

As you can see this release gets a beautiful redesign. We were fortunate to have a preliminary tasting of the cask strength. Michaels taste notes are Nose: Fresh and tangy a hint of sea salt a generous dollop of dirt smoke. Islay is shouting out. Palate: Crunchy green apple and some soft fruits.

The smokiness is less evident, but you know it’s there, nothing like the whisky that previously graced this cask though. Finish: A nice bit of stone fruits and the sherry influence comes through here.

Irish Whiskey Magazine

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