This just balances the whiskey and the finish.
Aged 10 Years, Port Finish
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Looks like a rose wine, smells like a rose wine. Straw and strawberry. Sweet shop/dolly mixtures. Herbaceous.
Palate: Seems slightly confected but this is knocked aside as malt comes through. Soft fruits. Has balance.
Comment: This just balances the whiskey and the finish.
Nose: Strawberry jam, pineapple and apples. Forest floor (earthy and leafy).
Palate: Victoria sponge. Very sweet and confected, but not in a nauseating way and underpinned with a little malty, cereal character.
Finish: More sweetness.
Comment: Another success. It walked that fine line between jammy and cloying, just about staying on the right side.
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