A cracking Irish single malt from the Dubliner. This is a recent addition to the company’s range, first hitting the shelves in 2016. Whilst most Irish whiskey is a blend of grain and malt (a style born out of necessity after the British Malt Tax on the island), this is a single malt whiskey distilled in a copper pot still. Yet this is not to say it doesn’t retain its Irish style, with a wonderful grassy quality. This whisky has been wholly matured in former Kentucky Bourbon barrels.
On the nose, this dram offers lovely floral malty aromas, with a little subtle honey, some bright oak and creamy vanilla spice. The palate is soft and supple, with floral notes again taking the lead, being joined by a little peppery espresso and some dark chocolate. The finish lingers with drying woodspice and slight toffee. This whisky is bottled at 42% ABV, warming things up slightly. A lovely little Irish dram, well worth trying!