Ah, lovely Irish whiskey! Booming now, but it wasn’t so many years ago that the number of distilleries dwindled precariously, all joining forces at one stage simply to survive. It should also be remembered, however, that Irish whiskey has a long and glorious history and was the most popular spirit in the world back in the 19th century including (whisper it...) in Scotland!
Nose: Just like a ripe, juicy nectarine! A touch of apple, no sugar lumps but certainly some barley sugar.
Palate: Ripe nectarine and plum flesh, a touch of cinnamon and bitter lemon (the soft drink).
Finish: Nectarine pieces in yoghurt now, a classic style taken to new heights after an amazing 24 years in cask!