The Irishman Founder’s Reserve

Irishman Founder's Reserve

Paid: $25 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Walsh Distillery

Region: Ireland

40% ABV

Mashbill: 70% single malt from column still, 30% single pot still

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Bronzed Gold

Nose: Rich barely and crisp apples. Cherry and honey.

Taste: The apple follows through, extremely sweet, almost like sucking on a jolly rancher with notes of watermelon. Vanilla oak hits the palate next to tone down the sweetness.

Finish: Finishes with a light smoke and caramel apples and hints of vanilla. Good length.

Overall: The best Irish Whiskey hands down for its price point. Don’t go in with the expectation of a complex dram, but rather a fruity smooth triple distilled drink and you will greatly appreciate this one.

Score: 80/100