||Ex-bourbon casks andoloroso sherry casks; bordeaux wine finish|
||Malted and Unmalted Barley|
|Distiller||Midleton (Midleton, Ireland)|
This is like our familiar (and quite good) Green Spot, but finished for up to 2 years in Leoville Barton bordeaux casks.
Bottling Code: L622331248 09:53
Bottling Date: August 2016
A very nice nose. White pepper, light fruit, spicy oak, and a nice grassy finish. Some nice oxidized wine notes, too – the wine is really well integrated into the nose, and it works really well. Apple oatmeal, dense oak, clove, red pepper jelly, and a light dustiness. The palate has a good kick of pot still character, spice, and a great integration of wine! A bit soapy, spicy, fruity – with a growing and rich finish. It really does work well – the finish is spicy and loaded with dried fruit.
A big step up from Green Spot, which is a nice whisky itself. Green Spot is a relatively light whisky, with a focus on lighter, sweeter notes – but still with a oily pot still character. This, however – it’s bigger, more earthy, complex, and interesting – really a bit “darker”. The 46% helps a lot, too.
Very Highly Recommended (18% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average. This is a really nice whisky, so it’s “worth” buying at 100$, but you can do better for the price.