Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (700ml)
Tasting note: Located in the rural town of Drumshanbo, the Shed Distillery was founded in 2014 by PJ Rigney. Five Holstein pot stills (three for whiskey, two for gin), as well as two copper column stills are employed. One of the more anticipated Irish releases of the year, their single pot still whiskey is triple distilled from Irish barley and Irish Barra oats. Maturation takes place in a combination of x-Bourbon and x-Oloroso Sherry casks. Pale gold in colour, the aroma presents youthful but soft aromas of gobstopper, pear drops and dried fruits - in particular, apricots. A medium bodied, fruity, juicy, clean spirit that finishes creamy, genteel yet vibrant, showing pitch perfect sweet-dry balance and hints of Bounty bar through the aftertaste. Summery and delicious. 43% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Other reviews... After decades of consolidation, Ireland is experiencing a craft whiskey renaissance. Founded in 2014, The Shed Distillery delivers the first whiskey from the western province of Connacht in over a century. Polished creamy sweetness and aromatic spices herald this striking dram, which has been triple-distilled and then matured in first-fill bourbon and oloroso sherry casks. Aromas of caramel, brioche, satsuma, and dried apricot draw you in, ushering in a luscious palate of pear, apple, and freewheeling spices bolstered by dried citrus, lime, and toasted coconut. Number 14 in the 2020 Top 20. 43% Alc./Vol.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Winter 2020)