Not a star performer, but hints of something interesting in there, held back somewhat by hesitancy.
Mano a Lámh
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Dried ginger, brandy snap biscuits and a touch of smoked maple syrup. Some sweet fragrant Earl Grey tea lurks underneath.\n
Palate: A little watery for the strength, with caramel notes, some sweet tea and toasted almonds. \n
Finish: A pleasant toastiness develops further in, alongside some drying oak.\n
Comment: Not a star performer, but hints of something interesting in there, held back somewhat by hesitancy.
Nose: Edgy and slightly herbal with honey and a touch of sweet, almost grainy notes along with sultana and white grape. With time it becomes a little tropical in character. \n
Palate: Opens with a touch of coffee and again a slightly crisp grain-like note. Creamy toffee appears on the middle as the oak arrives. Pleasantly deep if a little straightforward.\n
Finish: Fabulously spicy, mouth-watering and juicy, which was a surprise! \n
Comment: I thought it was going to be a fairly simple grain whisky and then it sprang to life on the finish.
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