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Method and Madness Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
81.54/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB93054
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finished in Virgin Spanish Oak Casks
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels & Virgin Spanish Oak Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L704831067
Barcode
5011007015848
Added on
26 Feb 2017 11:17 am by Archer
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.41

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79 × in collection

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

  1. nok scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    So young but so interesting, wonderful, structural, vanilla, wood, pine, oily

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskeylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/s-w-a-g-the-eclectic-world-of-irish-whiskey/

    ‘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.

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/method-and-madness-single-grain.html
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      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. cfosterk scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. berarith73 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Joa, has now anything but intoxicating, funny rating here so far. Nose almost absent, finish rather bad, taste ok.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Lemon drops, dry-sour, bitter young oak with vanilla and some malt, short to medium long

  8. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and finished for 12 months in toasted, virgin Spanish oak from Galicia.

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