Virgin Native Cask Finish, Irish Oak Cask - Batch #01, Tree #04, Bottle. In Gaelic, Dair Ghaelach, pronounced "dar gayloch", means Irish oak. After having grown from 15 to 22 aged in American cask ex-bourbon oak barrels, this version was refined for ten months in new Irish oak barrels from the Grinsell Forest from the Ballaghtobin property in County Kilkenny.
Superb nose but it takes time to stabilize, filled with bananas, pineapple and pears, unctuous honey mixture of cinnamon and clove, malted cereals, oranges, apple jam and milk chocolate. The mouth evokes sighs of dried wood, freshly cut wood chips, pineapple and pears, honey, hints of crushed pepper and clove, powerful alcohol as well. Long dry and spicy finish, freshly baked apple pie and grated milk chocolate, wild berries, orange-filled chocolate.
Oh that's delicious. A whiskey in the category "to bring on a desert island" thanks to its masterful balance. And above all, its complexity ... With each sip, I find something new, wow! Nose: Oh wow. Wow, wow, wow. Whiskey as it should be. Honey, spices, linseed oil, oak, vanilla, chocolate and a nice mix of ripe fruits and exotic fruits. Palate: Honey first, oak, chocolate, exotic fruits, cinnamon and ripe apples, all carried by a superb oily texture. Final: Of a beautiful length, complex and of a well measured intensity.
Nose: Generous. Red fruits and tropical fruits. Spice, oak and vanilla cake. Cherry and cinnamon, granulated honey and pears topped with syrup. Green wood. Powerful. Palate: Arrival in exquisite mouth. Salted caramel and berries, jams and dry wood. Well-dosed spices, mulled wine and fruit paste. Honey, honey, and re-honey behind. White chocolate. A beautiful painting indeed. Finale: Long and sustained, spices, wood, fruit, chocolate, but all with a character that can not be easily put aside. Balance: A great Irish whiskey, delicious, virtually flawless, but with the scarcity and the price that goes with it. Dangerous to fall in love.