I’ve been loosely avoiding Irish whisky in case I catch that too – here we go.
Thanks to Johnnie Stumbler for the sample!
Nose – Deep,. waxed, cherry malt. Dark oak. A bright, sour halo. Behind this, a beautiful, tropical nose with blood orange, and really clasically balanced cherries, shortbread and glazed cereal.
Body – Extremely smooth, rich chocolate, cake, fabulous sweetness and the red fruit continues.
Finish – Long, balanced, becomes more structured as it progresses. Ends with drying oak – very good.
What's not good about it: Too smooth (bourbon like) – lacks structure.
What’s good about it: Wonderful nose, great balanced sweetness, bold, delicious.