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Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
5
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
Added on
18 Apr 2020 8:37 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 60.69

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Whisky Reviews for Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 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.

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