A nice daily dram. Don't know the original price, but 60€ would be good value for money.
Slightly mineral with chalk, clay; metallic, dirty sherry - cherries, wood, rubber, balsamico. The typical sweetness of Irish whiskeys is well covered here. A hint of yeast.
Mildly sherried, apricots, Christmas cake, cherries, raisins, bananas, some spices, but not over the top. A simple, honest dram with a decent balance between the spirit character and the cask influence.
The sherry notes subside here a bit and the fruitiness of yellow and orange fruits emerges. Medium length.
Great whiskey, very complex and interesting. The cask strength leaves room for experimentation, which I have dispensed with. Unbelievably chocolaty on the nose and on the tongue, on the finish a bit bitter. Not nearly as sweet-and-soft as most of the other Irish people I've had in my glass so far. To the other "Black Corbies" I do not like the comparison, but this one had done to me directly. Should you have tried.
That's where the table literally smacks whole milk chocolate. Rarely that I have noticed this so strong, that's already enormous. In addition, there are light roasted aromas like freshly toasted bread. The high alcohol strength is easily noticeable, but not unpleasant, the alcohol cools the nose. Creamy sweets and light fruitiness. Sweet, yet powerful and varied.
The kribbelt on the tongue! Strong start, he has taken off the velvet gloves. Here too sweet milk chocolate, caramel and raisins. Leaving the malt a little longer in the mouth, it appears creamier and then slightly bitter or nutty-tart. Interesting interplay of sweetish aromas (chocolate, caramel and cream) with the tartier aromas (nuts, light bitterness). Strongly spicy in the end.
The finish is long and strong, slightly dry. Here, the nutty spiciness and the slight bitterness of the barrel prevail.
Nose: dark fruits, sesame and, of course, sherry Taste: full-bodied and spicy, sweet, sherry, fruits, berries, caramel, spicy, lots of chocolate Finish: a long-lasting finish Comments: rather untypical for an Irish whiskey, but regardless of that a very fine drop
Lots of (darker) chocolate in this one, without - as with other Irish sherried malts - being overly sweet. And it has a lot of "oomph", which makes it take water very well. Very nice and easily drinkable stuff, and certainly good value for money.
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