Method & Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finished in French Chestnut
Sherry & Bourbon Barrels
Batch 2
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Dec 2017 7:09 pm by ThomasTNT

Average value

€ 75,45

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7 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Method & Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.20 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Compared to Batch 1 Batch 2 puts a decent shovel on it. It looks more mature and fuller, the flavors are well matched and the chestnut barrel does not break anything here. Very nice development.
    • Nose
      A subtle touch of pot still spices: pepper, lovage, cinnamon, cardamom, curry powder. In addition raisins and dried figs. A touch of leather. Runs more mature, rounder and fuller in the nose than Batch 1, showing echoes of a Redbreast 12.
    • Taste
      Spicy and dry onset. Beautiful spice note, in which the spices can be found from the nose. Raisins, dried figs, dark chocolate, coffee powder. Only a trace of sweetness: bitter honey. Over time vanilla kipper, malted toffee sweets and caramel pudding.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry, spicy, seamless connection to the taste on the tongue, hardly any change.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's atypical. Tasted the blind Fut of rum?
    • Nose
      Pineapple acid, sawdust, ginger, pepper.
      Wet cardboard.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is quite watery, on the wet card, lemon, thyme, aromatic herbs.
    • Finish
      Final on gentian, licorice, sugar, licorice.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


    Situated within the heart of the vast Midleton Distillery, Method & Madness is a micro operation, set up for experimental purposes. Chestnut is very porous which means casks are more prone to leaking than oak. I recall Tony Reeman-Clark from Strathearn distillery [blog], telling me that chestnut wood had to be handled with great care, as it can easily dominate.

    N: Silicone pouches, emulsion, croissants, apricot cream, petrichor [Steve & Adam], and something ‘off’, like an oil-based food product that’s started separating.
    T: Varnish, a drop of turpentine, a butyric hint, citrus and vanilla. This one grows on me as it did when I enjoyed a bottle share of batch #1 last year [Blog85].
    F: Dryish ginger, shortbread and oaky vanilla.
    C: I find both Method & Madness presentations [batch 1 & 2], well balanced examples of [partial] chestnut maturation. One to have open on the shelf me thinks. Whether you like the distinctive flavour of chestnut wood is another matter. As The Foz wisely said “You don’t have to like it to enjoy it”.

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