Method and Madness French Limousin Oak Cask Finish Single Malt 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 Bourbon barrels then finished in French Limousin oak. 46% and un-chill filtered.
Other reviews... Irish Distillers experimented with 14 year old single malt (sourced from elsewhere, as Midleton Distillery doesn’t make it), matured in bourbon barrels with a parcel finished in French oak. The nose is nutty, with granola, shortbread, pecans, and a smattering of ground pepper. Smooth flavors of ice cream cone, blossom honey, vanilla, ginger, pepper, and long-lasting spices. Toffee, roasted nuts, cinnamon, malt, and blackening spices carry from the late palate into the finish.
88 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick Winter 2020