16yo Irish whiskey finished in oloroso sherry and moscatel wine casks? Go on then!
N: This youthful/vibrant juice could be bourbon if it weren’t for the lactose tropical fruitiness equalled by firm [apple] orchard fruits and a light cereal [Shreddies] huskiness. Probably Irish then.
T: Immersive/large/big-bodied, fresh-soft-sharp fruity and peppery on the palate with more tropical-light and apple fruitiness. Now even more certain this is Irish whiskey, there’s no putty! A very pleasing dry-sweet chew ensues. Given the [cask finishing] vibrancy, I guessed this at around 10-12 years of age.
F: Fruity spicy oak. Once I’m told about the moscatel finish, In hindsight it’s obvious – my last brush with moscatel finishing being most recently at a Pisco Disco [WLP].
C: Less intense on tropical-ness and even less on putty, this is a refreshingly light yet vibrant Irish whiskey that starts nice and gets better from there.