Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Toasted earth and pomegranate open the nose followed by subtle vestiges of dusty plum and sprouted grain. Viscous with a ripe fruit flavor reminiscent of banana and plum. Brown sugar shows on the finish with a welcome, yet subtle, earthiness. (Apr 2014)
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.