Aroma: Intense, dense, sugary. Dried fruits in rum, cream cake, steamed raisins, butter biscuits, apricots in their own juice, burnt sugar candies. Vanilla, citrus, dusty burlap, spices, wet wood, varnish.
Taste: Intense, dense, sweet.
Apricot jam, butter biscuits, burnt sugar candies, raisins, rum notes. A little spice, wet wood.
Finish: Longer than average, sweet with noble bitterness. Apricot compote, apricot pits, vanilla, a hint of cocoa, wet wood.
Conclusion: In my lifetime, this is the second "serious" Irishman after Redbreast 15. In general, a good sample, but slightly pumped up the taste and finish; there is a lack of such an abundance of shades and halftones as in the aroma.