Crested Barleywine Irish Oak Cask Finish

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 186
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Expression: Crested Barleywine Irish Oak Cask Finish
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Creamy Wensleydale cheese with chunks of dried almonds, toasted rye bread covered in duck pâté with orange rind. Rounds out with sage and peppermint creams.
Palate: Delicate balance of toasted rye, with orange marmalade, cedar wood and amber. Sweet peaches in syrup with mascarpone and peppermint, drying out to sawdust.
Finish: Medium. Drying into cedar wood, stem ginger and dark chocolate.
Comment: Interesting combination of creaminess and dry, woody notes.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Sweet and grainy. Agave nectar, white grape juice, elderflower, pear drop, and cut flower stems. Some red apple beneath.
Palate: Very light. Madagascan vanilla essence, custard cream biscuits, malted milk, and some pear drop.
Finish: Short and sweet. It evaporates swiftly, Slightly cooling.
Comment: Simple but pleasant. The grain whiskey is setting the pace here.
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