Nose: Smoke and sweet fruits combined with farmy notes. Apple pie, pineapple from a can, vanilla and caramel. Very accessible, very inviting. The smoke blends in nicely.
Body: Light-medium weight on the tongue, rolls down ever so smoothly.
Taste: The pineapple and apple-pie come first, then citrus starts to wave them goodbye. Lemon which is accompanied with a nice touch of smokiness. Peppers set in, together with some bitterness. Very tasty indeed.
Finish: Long peppery finish, ending bittersweet. The smoke is very subtle.
The aromatic and fruity nose is immediately marked by peat and stable
scents. So this is clearly an independent bottling of wat Cooley markets as
Connemara (while those releases are much peatier). Very waxy. Quite some hay. Lemongrass.
Pretty sweet, too. Pineapple, melon, strawberry, tangerine. Marshmallows.
Ginger, vanilla and caramel.
It is creamy, smoky and very spicy on the palate. Sturdy peppers, ginger
and salt. Licquorice that takes care of a bittersweet lining. Perfectly
balanced by the fruit, in which citrus takes the lead.
The finish is long and spicy. It tingles a long while on the tongue
before dying a bittersweet death.
A great Irish whiskey. Clearly a twin to the Cooley 1999 that was
released last summer by Thosop, but a little more fruity and accessible. Around
Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
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