- Nick's Import
Irish Mist Liqueur (700ml)
AN OLD FAVOURITE RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA. After innumerable requests (with some customers begging us to bring this obscure liqueur back), we decided to import it ourselves. Irish Mist is a variety of Whisky liqueur, and claims to be both older and superior to any Scottish version! The unique recipe is reportedly over 1200 years old and based on a classic blend of clover and heather honey, exotic herbs and mellow Irish Spirits. According to lore, the liqueur all but was lost until Desmond Williams of the Tullamore Distillery came across a manuscript containing the recipe that magically appeared in the 1940s. Mr. Williams took this and adapted it, using Irish whiskey as the base.
Tasting note: Deep tawny in colour with a copper rim. Sweet herbs & citrus peels on the nose. Wonderfully deep palate replete with rich honeyed, raisined flavours and a thick, luscious mouthfeel. Christmas pudding in a bottle! The sweet spirit rises in the finale and warms the heart. Good balance - not cloyingly sweet. A worthy counterpart to its Scottish 'cousins'. 35% alc/vol
Other reviews... Of all the honey-flavored liqueurs I’ve tried, Irish Mist is probably the mildest around. It’s Irish whiskey imbued with honey and “natural aromatic spices,” but the flavor is quite muted. A touch of honey, maybe some cinnamon and cloves, all on a very mild whiskey base. It’s kind of surprising that it’s a full 70 proof — but served on the rocks it certainly helps out with ailments of the throat (guilty!). - drinkhacker.com