Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey RoeC

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Roe & Co. (RoeC)
Bourbon Casks
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
without batch number
Bottle code
L7167NB002 029181
Added on
19 dec 2018 5:51 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 33.18

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37 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey RoeC

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.34 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A simple and effective irish, completely in the nails of what is expected of this type of dram, with marked notes of crème brûlée (especially) and roasted pineapple. Sweet spices in the finish, which remains short. It is the nose that is the most generous and promising - promise not completely held in the mouth even if the aromatic intensity is very honest, thanks to the 45%

    Nose 4/5
    Mouth and finish 3/5

    Whiskey n ° 2092

  2. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dried orchard fruit and banana chips, birthday cake with vanilla frosting and some notes of baking spice and copper.

    There is a solid malty presence here, or at least it’s presenting that way with the sweetness.

    Banana, caramel, malty sweetness, baking spice, copper and a bit of vanilla and copper.

    Palate is like a slightly toned down, but more refined, version of the aroma.

    Medium -> Baking spice, vanilla, dried fruit and a some oaky hints.

  3. Vacuum scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Yikes, full of glue.

  4. Hoorhay scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Very one sided whisky. Sweet but not much else going on. Maybe good for cocktails.

  5. DannyHill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sweet, riasins, vanilla, young spirit
    • Taste
      83 83
      quite spicy, vanilla, hot, young spirit driven
    • Finish
      83 83
      hot and spicy

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Petersdrams scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Emperor69 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Category: Blended
    Manufacturer and bottler: Roe and A Bailey and Co (Diageo)
    Region: Ireland
    Fortress: 45%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 06/27/2017
    Barrel type: American White Oak Ex-Bourbon Cask
    Age: NAS (from 3 years old)
    Filtration: none
    Dye: yes

    I have seen this whiskey on the shelves of Russian chain stores for a long time, but I somehow passed by. Its high cost for an entry-level blend (something like 2600 rubles) and the general prejudice against whiskey from the Emerald Isle, as overpriced (after all, I have not yet tried any “stars” like the cask Red Brest), also affected. And then I watched a YouTube episode of the Whiskeymania channel about three "Irish" and it intrigued me a little. Plus, somewhere in the middle of this year, Lenta dropped the price of Ro & Co to 1,590 rubles. And I couldn't resist buying. So, let's figure out what the Diageo blenders did in this release.

    Nose. The manufacturer claims that only a lot of spirits aged in first-fill bourbon barrels were used in the blend. And you know, oh, how great it feels. So “acetone” vapors hit the nose, as if you are sniffing nail polish remover, and even in combination with the harsh smell of ethyl alcohol (after all, you can’t run away from young grain alcohols) and burnt plastic. All this, of course, is not very pleasant, and a longer exposure would probably smooth out these sharp corners, but having “pulled” through them, a quite remarkable aromatic palette opens before us. Here you have apple-pear jam, butter, nut butter, milk chocolate, dried peaches and apricots, as well as a lot of typical bourbon vanilla and cinnamon. The aromas of coconut and molasses, which are more typical of rums, are also remarkably revealed, although there is no talk of any aging in rum barrels, all the first fill barrels “tried”.

    The taste is bittersweet, with a significant share of fruits and spices in development. It opens with salted caramel at the beginning, then the whiskey acquires a delicate creamy creme brulee texture. In the middle of the sip, the taste gets sweetness from fruits (apples and pears) and toffee candies. At the end of the sip, a little “biting” rich spices come (vanilla and cinnamon, roasted nuts). The taste is powerful, bright, but harsh, prickly and simple, without any interesting nuances in development.

    Finish: Medium length, dryish. Butter, spices.

    So, if you buy Roe and Co in the hope of enjoying a "soft", unobtrusive Irish blend, then you are most likely in for a bummer. Before us is a “hard”, even a little alcoholic, but rich, amusing example of the creativity of Irish blenders. But if you like bourbons and bright spicy whiskeys, like rye, then this is your choice, but at a promotional price, of course.

    Rating: 78 out of 100.

  9. DannyDram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Malt, almonds, cherries, candies, pome fruit, roasted oak, spicy, honey, balsamic. Overall balanced, slightly salty, intensity just in the middle range.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Very much Bourbonish but still pretty balanced and drinkable
    • Nose
      87 87
      Clearly charred oak, vanilla, hints of cinnamon, honey, spices, little fruity, ripe apricot – not bad
    • Taste
      85 85
      Little punchy, oily, fruity, subtle sweetness, vanilla, hints of charred oak, little apple juice, little menthol, more spices, cinnamon, little herbal
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, warm, more punchy, more spicy, more herbal, a tad bitter, little oaky

  11. monsieurrouge scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I like this. This is fun stuff. 83 points.
    • Nose
      quite spicy, intense with a strange cleaning smell / glue, then nutty, also plums, peach, spiced
    • Taste
      so, it looks like rye, spicy, heather, hay, caramel, light vanilla, that plum / peach again
    • Finish
      remains a bit of a shudder, the spicy and the light sweetness of the peach


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