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Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
83.97/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB156335
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry & Kentucky Bourbon casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5391530350273
Added on
18 Apr 2020 8:37 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 58.13

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Whisky Reviews for Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.97 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In contrast to the Drumshanbo Inaugural Release from the beginning of the year, which came in the bottle with 46% bottled, the "General Release" recently arrived in the (Irish) shops damaged 43% Vol., As one might suspect, because 46% is actually a very pleasant drinking strength, it does not have the whiskey. Astonishing here, too, that you hardly notice the relative youth at all.

    Direct comparison Drumshanbo Inaugural Release 46% / General Release 43%

    The General Release (GR) has a more direct effect on the nose, the aroma is immediately present, while with the Inaugural Release (IR) you have to wait a little while in the glass until you have the entire spectrum of whiskey in your nose. IR looks spicy, GR fruity, although IR can come up with sweet raspberries and strawberries when solo tasting.
    On the tongue: First a little sip of GR, immediately afterwards a little sip of IR: No difference in strength alone. Can't be. Another sip of GR afterwards: Ah yes, now it should be noted that GR is a little gentler on the tongue and IR comes along harder. IR on the tongue also a bit spicier than GR, whereby I have the feeling that the seasoning only shows up at different times. Otherwise: twin brothers.
    Both have the same dryness and spice in the finish, although I have the feeling that the GR has a longer finish than IR.

    Nose / taste / finish - - - Overall

    GR: 87/87/86 - - - 87
    IR: 87/88/85 - - - 87
    • Nose
      87 87
      Toasted cereals and dried fruits, mixed in with a few fresh strawberries. Full aroma, in no way reserved. Hazelnut and almond slivers, vanilla, toffee, sugar beet syrup. Right from the start, subliminal spices that become increasingly intense and combine with the grain note (the oats?).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy and very spicy start. Dry from the start. Dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, cereals, malt. In addition to nutmeg, cloves, rosemary and tarragon, a not to be neglected pinch of pepper. Dried fruit.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, dry finish. Clear spice, but still resonating fruit sweetness. Vanilla, forest honey, milk coffee.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Triple Distilled at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim by Head Distiller Brian Taft.This single batch whiskey has stayed true to Irish whiskey making traditions. Distilled with Malted Irish Barley, Un-malted Irish Barley & Irish Barra Oats. Un-malted barley imparts a silky mouthfeel when combined with Barra Oats creates an intriguing creaminess & spiciness to the finish that truly sets this Irish whiskey apart. Aged in Sherry Oloroso & Kentucky Bourbon casks. This single Batch ‘Single Pot Still’ Irish Whiskey is exceptionally smooth, creamy, spicy & a true delight for the senses.

  3. craide scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad but also not a particularly demanding malt. Few highlights, but not too much. More like “easy drinking”, especially if someone doesn't mind this impression of lactic acid.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla and citrus determine the first impression, followed by something like lactic acid. Slightly fruity pear, apple and coconut come through. After a while it is pleasantly soft with more malt and grain flavors and a little honey sweetness. Every now and then, light roasted aromas.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A bit of spice, a bit of wood, with a slight tingling sensation. Fruit outweighs a little more with lemon / citrus before an impression of subtle lactic acid arises again. Then vanilla, some white pepper, honey.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short to medium-long finish, dry with a little oak and vanilla.

  4. Candy62 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Malted and unmalted barley and Irish Barra oats were used to make this whiskey.
    Nose: soft grainy, apple, pear and malt.
    Palate: Fresh lemon and apple open up the game. It mixes with soft malt, honey and oatmeal. Goes to the top 3 of Irish whiskeys. Fresh, fruity and smooth.

  5. M134481 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Nuts, perfume, caramel fudge, white pepper, paprika, lemongrass, milk chocolate and earth.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla, caramel fudge, white grape, milk chocolate and perfume
    • Finish
      83 83
      Nuts, caramel fudge, white grape, white pepper, perfume, milk chocolate

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So I don't like it at all. Maybe I'm just sensitive to a few notes or feel differently.
    But it wasn't a pleasure for me.
    • Nose
      First something like lemon cream and sour sea buckthorn-orange yogurt. But it doesn't come across in a pleasant way.
      I'll leave it there for a while. After a few minutes it is less, but still there subliminally.
      Then the yogurt is less acidic and now there are apricots in it. Lemon-cream ice cream. Plus something like hairspray. Mint. Fresh wood notes too. Some grain.
    • Taste
      The strange lemons, yoghurt, etc. notes are no longer quite as present here. It looks quite oily at first. Cream candy. Agave syrup. But then a seasoning that also has a slightly alcoholic effect. In addition, a little herbal oil.
    • Finish
      A mixture of fruit sweetness and acidity. Nuts. Tree sap.

  7. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Needs a lot of time to open up. Nose is at first very weird....
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. whiskytornado scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    It's decent whiskey, yes. But it's not as outspoken as I maybe would've liked.
    • Nose
      The vanilla is fairly prevalent. Custardy stuff at first, quickly followed by peaches and apricot marmelade, as well as bananas. There's a thin veneer of creamy porridge, full fat milk and a sliver of orange peel. At times it feels closed, yet there's enough going as well.
    • Taste
      A creamy arrival with some fresh citrus notes, quickly followed by red fruits, vanilla pods and caramel. Quite a bit of spices like pepper and ginger, but also charred oak. In the end it's the sweeter notes that prevail.
    • Finish
      Cherries and plums with a sugary sweetness with a touch of menthol. Medium in length.

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