n inviting fusion of fruits, florals and aged notes. Pineapple, melon (cantaloupe), green apples, peaches, nectarines and coconuts makes for a fruity start as one might expect from a well-made Irish whiskey. Fruits are joined by delicate florals of lilies and violets and a smattering of wood aromas – teak, varnish and light aromats in the form of ginger. It’s quite sweet, all sitting on a bed of toffee and crème caramel, and whilst easy-going is rather alluring all the same.
A reasonable mouthfeel, but still a touch thin for my liking at 40%. Less sweet than the nose, but still fairly fruity – tinned orchard fruits, mangoes, peaches are bolstered by some vanilla and an edge of minerality – akin to copper coins (a flavour I find quite common in pot still whiskeys) with a hint of sharp but concentrated citrus juice. Toffee still comes through and intermingles with some stronger roasted golden malt flavours. These bring a certain earthiness with them…not quite dunnage warehouse but heading in that general direction. Cask influence is on the down low but still brings with it some nutmeg and light white pepper.
A touch short, but with a pleasant astringency which shows off both the fruity aspect as well as revealing some more grainy notes.