Delicate and fresh, like a summer morning. It’s given me a hankering to live somewhere warm enough to eat breakfast outside.
Renaissance Series 5 18 Years Old
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Lovely thick-cut marmalade, alongside an apple strudel with crystallised brown sugar on top and a hint of cinnamon.
Palate: All of the breakfast pastry notes coming from this, with freshly baked buttery croissants, then slices of Pink Lady apples with almond butter.
Finish: A lovely delicate finish that lingers with the almond butter note.
Comment: Delicate and fresh, like a summer morning. It’s given me a hankering to live somewhere warm enough to eat breakfast outside.
Nose: Blood orange, lime juice, pink grapefruit peel and papaya. Physalis and nectarine. Some malted milk drink. A banana bread note with butter and candied walnut topping.
Palate: Medium-full. Intense orange and lime juice notes, with pineapple fritter and more banana bread with sultanas, walnuts and brown sugar.
Finish: Medium-long. Fades on the banana bread and walnut note.
Comment: A truly excellent Irish whiskey I could drink all day long.
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