A 18 year old whisky should have a more exciting aromatic profile.
18 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sweet. Delicate. Restrained. Barley water. But not much more. A grainy note. Water brings out oakiness.
Palate: Thick. Syrupy but also watery. Hazelnut fudge. Getting astringent. With water,\rthe sweetness becomes cloying.
Finish: Sweet, oaky, astringent.
Comment: A 18 year old whisky should have a more exciting aromatic profile.
Nose: Touches of maturity. Light licks of leather, cinnamon and allspice. A citric touch akin to orange peel. Soft sweet fruits. Balanced.
Palate: Clean and graceful. More of an apple box character emerges alongside some light mintiness. Light but clean and well balanced.
Finish: Medium length. Sweet.
Comment: 18 years already? Cooley continues to show its quality.
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