roundness in the mouth, sweetness of malt, a little vanilla, a little caramel, slightly cooked fruits, sweet spices, a good dram for qq who wants to taste Irish or just for a starter! a bit of everything, but little particularity actually.
palatable, uncomplicated Irish single malt, a few drops of water take away some of its youthful, metallic bitterness. Its price is certainly okay, but it is also not worth more than around € 27-28. Remains a little less meaningful
Nice, varied nose with a fruit salad made from ripe fruits, especially pear. Sweetness, vanilla, some marzipan and nuts. The nosing remains the most interesting part of this whisky
creamy, oily and soft mouthfeel. Fruit compote, hints of sherry, a touch of dark chocolate, vanilla, malty sweetness.
Rather short, some cinnamon spice next to the sweetness with malt and vanilla. A bit bitter even with water.
Undisclosed Bushmills whisky said to be aged for 4 years old in any number of 1st to 3rd-fill oloroso sherry casks.
N: I don’t hold out much hope but there is some interest. Shades of Famous Grouse [WLP], yet far warmer and with firm notes of toasted bananas, some stewed dried fruits and a few spices. T: Comes with a highly tempered youthful edginess. Frustratingly but not unsurprisingly, it soon turns into grain-y malaise. F: Little oloroso cask calibre to speak of yet we’ve plenty more soft-spicy candied bananas to finish. C: With a softly softly approach for the market for which it’s intended, it’s just fine.