Bushmills 21YO Irish Single Malt 700ml “This rare whiskey is in scarce supply with only a limited number of casks in our warehouses. It’s matured in bourbon and sherry barrels for 21 years‚ before being married together for two years in a madeira-infused cask. The result is dark chocolate and caramelised toffee aromas and a sip that clings to the palate before releasing a magical burst like mint. It’s a rare taste in every serve.” NOSE: Caramelised toffee and dark chocolate. TASTE: Wow! rich raisinsraisins and fruity notes that cling to the palate. FINISH: A burst of mintmint that ends in an intense liquorice finale.
A rich, dark, Irish blend, Black Bush contains a high proportion of triple-distilled single malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the grain. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010. Tasting Notes by Gavin Smith Nose: Baked apples and spicy malt. A pleasingly mature character to it. Palate: Big bodied, slightly oily, with nutmeg and red wine. Sophisticated and assured. Finish: Notably long, drying with dark syrup and liquorice notes. Comment: A confident whiskey that feels as though it has some age to it.
Grain whiskey reserved for Bushmills Original is slowly matured for a minimum of five years in American oak casks before blending with Irish Single Malt whiskey to produce this original blend. ABV: 40%
Thought peat was all about Islay? Think (or perhaps that should be 'drink') again. All Islay fans owe it to themselves to check out Connemara from the splendid Cooley distillery. Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky Honey and lemon, green grapes, skin cream/lotion. Very fresh on the nose. The peat is in there, but it is all so perfumed, estery, and free of the associations that often appear with peat smoke that it could go unnoticed. Apple crumble, margarine, and a touch of animal hide. Okay, well the smoke will not go unnoticed on the palate, but it is so clean, and surrounded by floral sweetness, that to compare it to a Scottish whisky would not quite be fair (to either). Peated barley at the heart of the flavours, grassy, and increasingly drying. Oak and almonds. SUMMARY: A unique peated whiskey experience. Very drinkable, even quaff-able, with sweetness, and an interesting summer weeds type of presence. And plenty of peat, but don't expect a peat beast; this is driving-through-the-country window-seat-peat.
Summer sunset in colour with notes of dried cereal, almonds and green apple on the nose. Not for the faint hearted, this whiskey and grain spirit blend is 'fully loaded'. Region / Country: Ireland Varietal: Irish Whiskey
This historic single pot still Irish whiskey used only to be available in Dublin grocer Mitchell's, but now has spread across the world to huge acclaim. A delightful combination of fruit, toffee and malt. ABV: 40%
Inishowen is a peated blend of Irish malt and grain whiskies, produced by the independent Cooley distillery. It's a long-standing favourite of Jim Murray, who gave a recent batch 93 points in the 2008 Whisky Bible.
Irish Mist is a blend of Irish whiskey, honey and natural aromatic spices. It was the first liqueur to be produced in Ireland and, while the bottle has changed a number of times over the years, the liqueur itself has remained true to its origins - the recipe has not changed, so you can be sure of the warming whiskey and honeyed sweetness, beautifully counter balanced by aromatic spices, that gives Irish Mist its wonderfully complex flavour and taste experience.
THE IRISHMAN 70 - SUPERIOR IRISH WHISKEY
70% Irish Malt Whiskey
Unique old Irish Pot Still blend
Triple Distilled 700ml
Matured in Bourbon casks
Distilled and blended in Ireland
The casks are personally selected by Bernard Walsh
Colour: Autumn gold
Aroma: Good nose with pepper & spice
Taste: Extremely smooth with great balance
Finish: A lingering finish with good length.
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