Started off really swell with a great nose. So much going on, but it just seemed to disconnect with the palate. That said, there is plenty to recommend this drop.
The Powerscourt Distillery
10 Years Old
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A veritable flower shop of aromas, lilies, lilacs and peony. Plenty of honey, vanilla custard and candied orange peel. There is a little oak spice here too.
Palate: Gentle and sweet, with a little crunchy malt texture to it. Layers of that oak spice from the nose and candied orange peel vie for attention.
Finish: Short and gentle with a little spice tingle.
Comment: Started off really swell with a great nose. So much going on, but it just seemed to disconnect with the palate. That said, there is plenty to recommend this drop.
Nose: A full bouquet of roses, lavender and rosemary followed swiftly by summery notes of rye bread, sugared almonds and honeycomb. Hints of plasticine, white pepper and double cream to finish.
Palate: The fullness of the nose seems to drop off and loses integrity. A nuttiness prevails however, dominating over traces of aloe vera and salted crackers.
Finish: Just light and carefree really.
Comment: So full of promise. Shame. A higher ABV may have given the taste bit more of an oomph.
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