The Irishman Single Malt 12yr Old
From the exquisite aroma there is no mistaking the influence of the ex-Bourbon casks with the light sweet spicy notes of Vanilla, Cinnamon and even a tincture of Clove. All balanced with Apples and Pears, some charred wood and freshly cut hay.
The initial sip is a burst of rich flavours, sweet with Vanilla delicately bolstered by Black Peppercorns, reluctantly giving way to a succulent fruity mid-section before slowly fading to leave a very satisfying grassy cereal conclusion.
The fullness of the body fades quite quickly but leaves behind a lingering succulent flavour of Barley and Oak.
A touch of creamy dairy fudge and Dark Chocolate adds to the complexity.