A perfectly nice dram that isn’t going to set the world on fire, but is very drinkable indeed.
12 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A well rounded nose which gives lavender, honeysuckle, heather and vanilla. The oak tickles the spirit to leave a good partnership on the aroma.
Palate: Elements of frozen red berries, white chocolate, more vanilla and blackcurrant leaves. Smooth and very easy to drink. Improved with a dash of water.
Finish: Vanilla milkshake hits hard on the finish, with more of the red berries too.
Comment: A perfectly nice dram that isn’t going to set the world on fire, but is very drinkable indeed.
Nose: Aromatic, sweet barley and vanilla oak. Pleasantly fruity with banana, apricot, greengage, thyme, grass and citrus. With time an almost grainy Pot Still-like note appears.
Palate: Crisper and fresher to begin with, followed by the fleshy apricot, apple, banana and a touch of honey which fills it out. Beautifully balanced with hints of lime and crunchy barley. \n
Finish: Good crisp, citric and mineral finish with lingering sweet barley, herbs and oak.\n
Comment: Poised, elegant and very well balanced. A lovely drop of the Irish as they say.
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