TASTING NOTE LMDW: In Gaelic, Dair Ghaelach, pronounced "dar gayloch", means Irish oak. After 15 to 22 years in American oak barrels, this version was refined for ten months in new Irish oak barrels in Kilkenny County. According to Kevin O'Gorman, the master of maturation at the Midleton Distillery, with this maturation, a greater supply of vanilla, caramel and toffee gives Midleton even more sweetness. We will add, that the fruity character of this remarkable single pot still has also increased in intensity. Profile: heady and silky. Exotic fruits (mango, pineapple, melon, apricot). Beeswax. Vanilla. Fruity (currant, raspberry). Noble spices (cardamom) and more tertiary notes (lichen) and roasted.
Color: old gold with copper highlights. Nose: both heady and silky. Sailing with exotic fruits (mango, pineapple) in more classic fruits (melon, apricot) and beeswax in vanilla notes, the first nose shows a lot of presence. As time goes by, the red color is added to its fruity dimension (currant, raspberry). Then, noble spices (cardamom) and more tertiary notes (lichen) and roasted (tea) enrich this olfactory picture. Palate: lively, clean. It literally pierces the nose and shatters all the elements of the aromatic palette. In fact, she suggests we start a new tasting. The fruits have been peeled, their pulp floods the palate with their sweet juice. These include guavas and nectarines. The red fruits have become jammy and blackcurrant jelly plays last minute guests. Final: balanced, precise. With fullness, it opens on distant horizons. The bucolic landscape it makes us contemplate is a pure moment of happiness. Fresh, it embellishes the sublime scent of lime trees. The retro-olfaction is finely wooded, spicy (black pepper) and chocolatey. The empty glass refers to the firmness and minerality of the first nose.