Like opening a jar of hazel-infused olive oil and coating a hot roasted ham. Lush.
21 Years Old
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sweet pastries, almond slices with a ripple of raspberry jam, tobacco leaves, humidors and antique cedar chests.
Palate: Mouth-coatingly oily and packed with honey-coated cashew nuts. Spices start to build, chilli honey and clove-spiked roast hams.
Finish: All those spices build to a crescendo, it dries really fast leaving nutty sweetness.
Comment: Like opening a jar of hazel-infused olive oil and coating a hot roasted ham. Lush.
Nose: Eve’s pudding and piña colada, malted milk and gingerbread. Almost rum-like tropical notes balanced by sweet cereal and clove. A bar of Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, too.
Palate: Sweet, sour and just a little spicy. Creamy at first, those tropical notes return with the merest hint of sour fruit, almost instantly balanced by honey sweetness. Gentle tannin emerges with a touch of allspice. The effect is moreish.
Finish: The tropical notes linger, then dry out as the tannins build.
Comment: This is a solid sipper.
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