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Lambay Whiskey Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
79.50/100
votes
32
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Blend
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Bourbon + Cognac Casks Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Mar 2018 7:32 pm by boy_genius_ck
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35,65

7 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lambay Whiskey Irish Whiskey

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.50 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskeylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/summerton-virtual-whiskey-festival-2020-part-2-3/

    This is sourced whiskey from West Cork! We received just 1cl of the stuff! Is that why it’s called Small Batch? Like the Hinch, this is a high grain, low malt blend with a bourbon base and a “less is more” short cognac cask finishing approach – “a few months at best”. Lambay receives varied casks from Camus [pronounced Camuu], selected by the master at Camus.

    N: I nose a fluffy [Balvenie 12 Double Wodd-fluffy], herbal [marjoram, a hint of fennel seeds, a passing waft of lavender] whiskey, very much grain-led but feeling more mature than the Hinch – though not necessarily for better or for worse.

    T: This reminds me of the discontinued Greenore 8yo [WLP] but with a little more depth [that’ll be the difference from a small malt percentage over 100% grain].
    F: Gentle finish.

    C: Nice enough [£37-42], but a piddly 1cl sample. Way to go Lambey, you festival animals! Colin highlights it too, after Marcus suggests adding [included in our pack] Fever Tree ginger beer to it.

  2. holborndrinker scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The Cognac influence drowns the flavour. Wait for a later release.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Apples and Mr Sheen polish.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Wet - anonymous.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Nothing stands out.

  3. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. le-roy scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Wonderfully soft

  5. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 62 points Expert Junior

    I tried this "Irish" in Yalta at the tasting, turned out to be the very first in line and the most simple and disastrous, even the fellow Lambai single malt US release, which tried the next, turned out to be more interesting, but he was not far away.

    The finish in the cognac gave this whiskey nothing to me as it seemed to me, although perhaps just a commercial fortress had ruined everything. Well, very simple, expressionless and alcoholic.

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    N- Salted toffee, caramel with sweet gummy candy notes. Wood furniture, spicy rye, warm walnut raisin bread on a wooden board. (86/20)

    P- Sweet plum, boiled spices of clove and aniseed. Pretty straight forward but thin mouthfeel. (83/18)

    F- Short-medium, quite packed with scents of spices, minty, cherry sweet on layer of thin salts....perhaps. (85/19)

    B/B- 85/19

    Cr- 3, Fr- 1, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 2, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-1

    Weighted Rate- 76pt
    — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Salted toffee, caramel with sweet gummy candy notes. Wood furniture, spicy rye, warm walnut raisin bread on a wooden board. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Sweet plum, boiled spices of clove and aniseed. Pretty straight forward but thin mouthfeel. (83/18)
    • Finish
      F- Short-medium, quite packed with scents of spices, minty, cherry sweet on layer of thin salts....perhaps. (85/19)

      B/B- 85/19

      Cr- 3, Fr- 1, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 2, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-1

      Weighted Rate- 76pt
      — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  8. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

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