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The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey (700ml)

$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
A triple distilled whiskey that's aged in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks.

Tasting note: [Batch 1916/2016] Some sediment evident in the brassy-gold appearance. There's an attractive spicy fruit-cake integration into the classic pot still profile. Air contact draws out a spirity, brittle edge to the malt. Third pass finds the intensity drop several notches, revealing light orchard fruits, vanilla cream biscuits and slight caramel. Light weighted, but the oils add body to what is a distinctive Irish profile: Sherried vanilla meets a chocolate box of fruity cocoa in the aftertaste. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... [Batch 1703/2013] The Walsh Family releases 6,000 bottles in every small batch of their single malt. Each bottling is a combination of triple distilled whiskey matured in oloroso sherry and bourbon casks. The nose is bright with vanilla icing, butterscotch, and dried peach. The taste is quite active, with honey, cinnamon, gingerbread, ground almond, and dark chocolate. There is a brief flat spot where the bitterness burns through, before it fades to leave a pleasing tickle around the gums. 85 points
- www.maltadvocate.com (Fall 2014) Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick