A classic Irish, though less full in flavour than Jameson.
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Very linseedy, flowery and appetising.
Palate: Smooth, perfumy.
Comment: A classic Irish, though less full in flavour than Jameson.
Nose: Grainy from the off, but just a little more pot still sturdiness than of yore. A touch fruity but overall quite uninspiring.
Palate: Much more toffee-vanilla than in recent years; enormously soft and completely lacking richness.
Finish: Dries as the oak takes over; becomes even bitter.
Comment: An unwieldy blend which disappoints thanks to its refusal to offer anything but a grainy, almost metallic hardness against an uncomplex softness.
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