Crested Ten

Irish Whiskey, 10 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 3
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Specifications
Brand: Crested Ten
Expression: Irish Whiskey, 10 Years Old
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Blended
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Enormous pot still presence softened by a hint of sherry and a sprinkling of ginger.
Palate: Perfect balance of sherry, malt and oak with a pot still backbone. Warming spiciness.
Finish: Hints of cocoa, lingering spice.
Comment: A shade more sherry-intense than it used to be, so some of the finer notes have been swamped. If anything the sherry is of too fine a character. Even so, tremendous whiskey.
8.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Light, dry. Slight nutty sherry. Melon skins.
Palate: Smooth, honeyish. Toffee wafers. Lean, clean.
Finish: That sherry again. Nutty, but a bit dry and papery.
Comment: This is a highly respected 'sophisticated' whiskey, but it has never done anything for me. Good sherry character, but the whiskey itself is just too thin in the middle. I find it unbalanced.
7.0
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