- Whiskybase ID
- Single Grain
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Finished in Virgin Spanish Oak Casks
- Bourbon Barrels & Virgin Spanish Oak Finish
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 26 Feb 2017 11:17 am by Archer
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Whisky Reviews for Method and Madness Single Grain Irish Whiskey
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.54 points
- So young but so interesting, wonderful, structural, vanilla, wood, pine, oily
‘Single Grain Irish Whiskey Finished in Virgin Spanish Oak has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and finished for 12 months in toasted, virgin Spanish oak from Galicia’.
Like Writers Tears, this is also produced at the Midleton distillery and forms the backbone of Jameson’s, albeit a Method and Madness expression – trainees let loose on Midleton’s micro experimentation equipment.
N: If only Jameson’s was more like this! Sharing a family resemblance [from memory] to the M&M’s Chestnut edition [WLP], this clean sharp [as in sharp-suited] nutty and toffee-d nutmeg-spiced grain speaks of the insides of a sawdusty oldish flatpack wardrobe and other furniture woods. There’s plenty here to glean. A few days later, I get dark honey, molasses, caramel-y yeast extract, slightly pongy milky Werther’s,…
T: A further suggestion of the M&M chestnut on arrival is brought on via a varnished caramel-y slightly butterscotch seedy-husky and jammy fruity [grain-led?] quality. Other peeps found this sweet, yet compared to young sherry-matured Strathclyde, I find the sweetness here more moderate, the Spanish oak pre-contents & influence rather respectful. Besides being very steady, it doesn’t do a great deal else yet remains fresh and flavourful.
F: Short dependable soft sweet raisiny milky barley sugar finish with a subtle green base note.
C: Far more appealing than Greenore’s anaemic 8yo [WLP75], and a very nice alternative to [younger] Scottish grain.
- It is very cereal, dried barley, puffed rice, crispy wheat, sherry is rare, with young wood and some dried fruits, but rather apricot than grape. Quince marmalade with a little cinnamon. In the mouth the round and sweet side of corn is felt, but it is not like bourbon, it is different, smoother and evanescent. Having said that, the vanilla makes itself felt. A very peppery finish that clears the throat, I like it. Quite long, sandy and a pinch of salt.
- Fairly discrete dried fruits some caramel and vanilla, custardy. On the mouth its pretty hot initially and suits water. Fermenting grass then oak quickly asserts. Quite acidic and drying, bitter on the finish.
- Joa, has now anything but intoxicating, funny rating here so far. Nose almost absent, finish rather bad, taste ok.
Boah, very unpleasant, alcoholic nose, ethanol, molasses, some pickled fruit like apricot, some lemon, very thin and not much to find, even after 15 minutes, some oak probably. and sour apple, far in the distance
Honey, caramel, Esther, sweet malt, vanilla, slowly a little orange and apricot, a little grassy-floral as well, but all this associated with the maltiness and a certain clear dryness, citric acid
Lemon drops, dry-sour, bitter young oak with vanilla and some malt, short to medium long
- Has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and finished for 12 months in toasted, virgin Spanish oak from Galicia.