Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Lambay Irish Whiskey Company (Lam)
Bourbon + Cognac casks finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 sep 2020 2:52 pm by whisky313

Average value

£ 47.22

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Whisky reviews for Lambay Whiskey Malt Irish Whiskey

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.75 points.

  1. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      quite rich, juicy and fruity on baked, cinnamon spiced apples, (dried) apricot, with a clear impact of the cognac casks translating into hints of sweet wine and white grapes. Given time, the sweetness makes way for some grainy notes, although the wine notes remain. There’s something herbaceous here as well, but it’s subtle. It develops even further with some strawberry and even lemon meringue, giving it a creamy, sorbet-like note. Quite lovely and very inviting.
    • Taste
      definitely less fruity, although the apples and apricot are still there. The sweetness is still there too, but it has a hint of limestone and clay to it which turn into a distinctive salty note. There’s a faint touch of wood as well, but it’s sort of ‘swimming’ in the medium-full body. Over time the salty notes start to dominate things, but it never becomes one dimensional, as the balance between the cognac casks and the maritime notes is spot on. It does remind me of a richer, sweeter, saltier Old Pulteney in fact. Well done!
    • Finish
      fairly long and lingering on those salt and spice notes. There’s echoes of dry wood, making it very drying towards the end, with a final salute from the apples as a last goodbye.

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  3. glenrob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Kraddell scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Pours clear, light pale gold. Scent is intense, complex grainy notes, spicy almost, some oak. very bready. Taste is full, intense alcohol - especially for 'only' 43 % . Quite spicy, drying , intense maltyness, soft vanilla character underneath. Very enjoyable malty base. Oak very well represented, but the cognac aspect is a bit lost to me. Lovely, fairly complex whisky. Perhaps a tad too sharp and too boozy, and not overly specific on the barrel, but certainly enjoyable.

  5. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Lambay Malt Irish Whiskey is the fourth addition to the Lambay Whiskey portfolio. A delicate blend of both double and triple distilled malt spirit. All single malts within the blend are firstly bourbon barrel matured and then partially finished in hand selected French oak cognac casks. The casks have been exposed to the sea air and maritime winds on Lambay Island. Before bottling, the island's own Trinity Well water is added to deliver this delicious, elegant Irish whiskey.


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