...which is by far the best out of the three Spring 2020 Irish malt releases of TWA. The nose is very interesting to explore with not the tradtional Irish profile but the taste is with truckloads of different fruits in a balanced setting. Dangerously quaffable!
The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers an interesting profile which is not the typical fruit-driven Irish one. Instead there are a lot of different aromas of all kinds - from floral to spicy, fruity to waxy, grassy to herbal and uch more in an apropriate wooden setting. In a blind setting I never ever had guessed an Irish malt but actually I like this nose a lot. It is well balanced and full of surprises even if there is not an obvious "wow-effect". Lovers of delicate, complex and balanced drams will enjoy this nose, no doubt (use a big spheric blender's glass).
The taste is is much more Irish-alike. Now the fruits clearly have the say with all kinds of ripe home-grown and exotic impressions. This truly is a fruits basket on my palate with nice supplements of honeys, spices, nuts and wooden notes all in fine balance. No flaw that I can detect.
The initial mouthfeel is superb: warming with an instant creamy coating of all of the mouth without any distracting moments. The finish is long and extends the beautiful tasting profile into eternity without any bitter or drying moments. Water is not needed, this dram is perfect when neat.