Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist. A true classic in every sense. Perfectly proportioned with alternating waves of baked orchard fruits, toffee, toasted nuts and grain, honey, apricot, and a beautiful melange of baking spices. (Mar 2011)
Named for the distillery of the same name, and where many other well-know Irish blends are produced (including Jameson, Powers, Paddy, and Tullamore Dew). The whiskey is somewhat shy and bashful in personality (when compared to its pure pot still siblings like Redbreast and the quite rare Jameson 15 year old). Sweet notes of honeyed malt and vanilla up front, with a hint of marshmallow and summer fruits. Evolving into a medley of subtle spice.