I often find Irish Whiskey to be a little bland, smooth, safe, and boring. Not bad drinks, but nothing to make me crave them either. Being of Irish decent this makes me a bit disappointed! I want to love the whiskey, please Redbreast save me! This offering is a single pot still, as opposed to blended or single malt.
Price: $60 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Midleton / Pernod Ricard
Aged For: 12 Years
Mashbill: 100% barley
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Oloroso Sherry
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: Yes
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Color: Lighter gold
Nose: Marzipan and vanilla, very floral with a faint touch of citrus. Honey.
Taste: Very oily, but not thick, lightly toasted oak, honey, and gentle fruit with citrus make a refreshing palate.
Finish: Linseed oil, ginger, and toasted nuts. Vanilla shows through from the casks. Malty
Thoughts: This is the best “regular” Irish whisky I have had so far. Still for the profile I think that the $60 dollars it goes for around me is more than I would pay. If this were between $30-40 it would be a no brainer, but that is Jameson territory and Irish Distillers wouldn’t want to ruin that now would they?
Score: 80 out of 100