If Chablis did whisky.
Manifesto Mash Bill #93
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Green banana, sultana, steamed rice, and flour. Tarte tatin, brown sugar, and a subtle undercurrent of marzipan- and icing-topped fruit loaf. Subtle candied citrus peels. A mineral note, like slate.
Palate: Light. Lemon zest, green apple, vanilla sponge, and a touch of caramel. A little malted milk powder. The mineral note again, which is hard to pin down.
Finish: Medium-short. On candied lemon and bisongrass.
Comment: If Chablis did whisky.
Nose: Orange jelly cubes and plasticine. Salted caramel. Oat flapjack. Nutmeg and Conference pear. Candied orange peel and buttery shortbread. A hint of wet leaves and a whisper of bonfire smoke.
Palate: Medium. Polenta cake with orange curd and caramel sauce. Savoury herbs and smoked salmon. Tinned peach. Sugary dates, toasted almonds, and a hint of soy sauce.
Finish: Long, on orange oil and mint (both fresh, and peppermint creams).
Comment: The refreshing finish left me wanting another sip.
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