21 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 172
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Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Pot Still
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 172
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Sweet pastries, almond slices with a ripple of raspberry jam, tobacco leaves, humidors and antique cedar chests.
Palate: Mouth-coatingly oily and packed with honey-coated cashew nuts. Spices start to build, chilli honey and clove-spiked roast hams.
Finish: All those spices build to a crescendo, it dries really fast leaving nutty sweetness.
Comment: Like opening a jar of hazel-infused olive oil and coating a hot roasted ham. Lush.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Eve’s pudding and piña colada, malted milk and gingerbread. Almost rum-like tropical notes balanced by sweet cereal and clove. A bar of Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, too.
Palate: Sweet, sour and just a little spicy. Creamy at first, those tropical notes return with the merest hint of sour fruit, almost instantly balanced by honey sweetness. Gentle tannin emerges with a touch of allspice. The effect is moreish.
Finish: The tropical notes linger, then dry out as the tannins build.
Comment: This is a solid sipper.
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