An expressive Irish single malt, rich and sweet. Deliciously fruity
on the nose and palate. Well balanced with vanilla, toffee, floral notes
and a lovely warming spiciness. More personality than the Wicklow Rare
blend. Nicely complex and highly drinkable. No water needed.
I thank Irish Whiskys for the sample!
Fresh and fruity on the nose with lemons, citric fruits and pears.
Creamy vanilla, slightly floral and grassy notes linger with subtle
ginger and hints of oak in the back.
The malt starts with a delicious fruity sweetness on the palate. Tangy
lemonade, nicely mixed with green apples and citric fruits. This is
complemented by a warming spiciness of caramelised ginger oak and white
pepper. Vanilla, creamy honey and slightly herbal/grassy notes
intermingle with hints of cloves towards the finish.
The finish is medium long, with creamy honey and toffee. Slightly warm
and dry with oak and a touch of bitter lemon peel on the tail.
WATER: Water even enhances the citric fruitiness on the nose with ginger
and oak coming to the fore. Floral and slightly grassy notes emerge.
Very fruity on the palate. Orchard fruits and vanilla, immediately
followed by an increased spiciness of black pepper, steamed ginger and
oak. The finish is quite short with creamy honey, ginger and dry oak.