- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Glengarriff Series
- Peat Charred Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Limited Release
- Added on
- 03 Sep 2017 4:47 pm by maltaholic
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Whisky Reviews for West Cork Peat Charred Cask
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.07 points
- Nose: Green apples. Hard candies. Waves of peat smoke, not too heavy though. Caramel. A little pepper. Some malt. A beautiful nose!
Palate: Smokier than the nose. Fruitiness more complex, citrus coming through alongside the apple. More hints of pepper. Subtle sweetness of honey and taffy. All rounding out with malt.
Finish: Medium-long. Very warm. Smoke and apple lingering.
Overall Score: 91. This is delightful. I had been sold on West Cork from the first time I tried their Black Reserve but this has just raised the bar immensely for them. This is an absolutely delicious whiskey. I read some comments that made me a little weary but I certainly was not expecting a heavy peat nose and palate like a Laphroaig. So I wasn’t let down in any way. This is easily my new favorite of the West Cork selections.
- Light, pleasant and easy to drink whiskey. It combines classic Irish copper pot elements with elegant notes of peaty smoke and citruses. Good value for money and good whiskey to try.
Peaty smoke, sweet barley malt, citruses.
Peaty smoke, sweet barley malt, citruses with classic copper metal hints.
- Interesting dram, citrus fruit in the nose (lime, lemon), very light smoke, not peaty. Fresh taste, slightly alcoholic but not metallic. Short finish, slightly smoky again. Easy to drink, summer whiskey, good PLV.
- Soft, fruity, much reminiscent of Auchentoshan or a Tullibardine - The Murray which I have on the go for comparison . The fruit notes are difficult to pin down, but I could go with 'Gummy Bears' or children's sweets. There also a generic savoury red wine note , some earthiness and a distinct orange/ cinnamon theme. i didn't notice any peat.
- Interesting experiment to actually bring the smokiness over the burnt out barrels, as so often is spread to laymen. I think it's delicious, I like it, the beer and the orange notes are a good team, for fair € 28 and Experimenters -> Buy recommendation.
on the one hand fresh-green-sparkling, like a tart, cool pils, hoppy, carbonated, unripe green apple, freshly mown grass, a splash of lemon ... the whole green stuff will probably come from the peat ... and then there is A nice supple orange gummy-honey sweetness, with a touch of cinnamon - fine
From the gummy bears is delicious Soft Cake Orange (chocolate in addition), the very fresh greens from the nose tart and herbaceous and the smokiness on the tongue is very reminiscent of the peated malt, most likely barbecue smoke (not medical / ham / tar)
medium to long, charcoal with Beck's & dark chocolate
- Again, the smoke is more of a side effect in menthol, the rest is rather weak. Unfortunately, even the great fruity nose of the Bog Oak is missing here, whereby I see both at the same, rather low level.
Artificial, fruity, lemon zest, a bit musty, herbaceous, the peat smoke is noticeable, but not as strong as expected.
Also here actually very mild, but very closed, a little bit of pepper, some menthol, some malt.
very peppery, artificial, some smoke in the background, menthol.