Cadenhead's World Whiskies

Cooley

Aged 12 Years

ABV 60%
REVIEWED Issue 43
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Specifications
Brand: Cooley, Cadenhead's
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 60%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Cadenhead's
Tasting notes
Taster   Peter Mulryan
Nose: A stonker of a nose: damp cellars, waxed canvas, peat smoke and brine.
Palate: Barry White smooth. This is good; fresh soda bread, marshmallows toasting on open peat fire. Vanilla ice cream and now wood smoke.
Finish: Long and unctuous. Chilli chocolate.
Comment: This is some bottling; great distillate matured to perfection in excellent casks. One for the Islay bore in your life.
9.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Peaty, slightly greasy/lanolin/wet sheep. A little numb (high alcohol) then plenty of sooty smoke. Wet army blankets. Seems young.
Palate: Explosion of oily notes, oats. Has balance, but the spirit seems gawky. A pure sweet centre. Smoke is like hot tar on a road.
Finish: Slightly musty.
Comment: Has impact and aggression, but a bit one dimensional.
7.3
Visit the distillery
Cooley Distillery, Riverstown, Cooley, Co. Louth, Republic of Ireland
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