The feel is good but it needs time to develop all the flavours. Four years old is just too early.
4 Years Old
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Weird. Like a garage, oily rags, but some sweetness behind.
Palate: It’s that sweetness which dominates the palate and gives an unctuous feel to the palate.
Comment: The feel is good but it needs time to develop all the flavours. Four years old is just too early.
Nose: Weird. Turpentine. A distant floral note. After this first offnote, some biscuity and spicy aromas. Slightly grainy.
Palate: Crisp and spicy. Pears cooked in ginger. Getting astringent at midpalate.
Finish: Astringent, a bit burning.
Comment: A strange dram. Lacks balance and maturity. The astringency is wiped out by a dash of water.
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