Another release from Glendalough is Double Barrel, a no age statement whiskey, it is a single grain from a corn and malt mashbill, aged in ex-bourbon barrels before receiving a six month finish in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks. However we need to wait a few more years to taste whiskey from Glendalough’s own Holstein stills.
“The nose packs apple and grass scents, with a solid note of dry wood. The flavor is fruity and woody in equal measures, in a place where white raisins mingles with peppery wood, mixed in with creamy butterscotch for good measure. The finish is light, but long lasting.” (whiskyreviewer.com)
The nose is slight but undoubtedly rich with dark fruit; cherry, raisin, fig (with Christmas pudding notes on the nose for those lucky enough to know what that is) along with floral lemongrass and a touch of nutmeg.
The taste is sweet and creamy on the palate, with butterscotch, honey and peppercorn bringing along sweet Bourbon Cask notes with dried fruit returning through notes of maraschino cherries and a pinch of brown sugar.
The finish has lingering notes of ginger spices with a faint glimmer of almond to end a complex Irish Whiskey from start to finish.
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