Method and Madness French Chestnut Finish Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (700ml)
One from the Method & Madness series distilled at Midleton. These whiskeys are produced on a far smaller scale that the distillery's other flagships like Jameson and Redbreast with experimentation and innovation being primary. Other finishes include Acacia wood, Virgin Hungarian oak, Mulberry and cherry wood. This one's matured in Sherry & Bourbon barrels then finished in casks made of French Chestnut. 46% and un-chill filtered.
Other reviews... Perfumy and earthy aromas dominate the nose: dried roses and orange peel, talcum powder, moss, sandalwood, granola, toast with honey. Flavors of toasted cedar, spruce, and moss, woven with spice and pecans, are juxtaposed with bright lemon, almond cream, orange blossom water, and rose petals. The finish is soft and savory, with lingering earthiness. A curious profile that dips and weaves, its character almost intangible, but ultimately in balance.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Susannah Skiver Barton (Spring 2021)
...Not sure if it is the perfect marriage, but certainly adds to the whiskey lexicon.
88 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021