Nose: Fragrant maltiness with a gentle toasted woodbackground, and a delicate fruitness.
Palate: Malty with sweet, spicy, vanilla and oaky notes.
Finish: On taste, it is complex, spicy, slightly dry, with a lingering delicate maltiness. A gentle, approachable whiskey, for drinking any time, on its own or on the rocks, and its light taste makes it an ideal base for cocktails.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - The nose showcases mineral, orange marmalade, and almonds with hints of smoke. Altogether lean. The palate is far more generous, offering flavors of biscuit, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, and marzipan. Dry and a bit austere with greatly defined note of (Mar 2012)
Nose: very nice, delicate, too delicate? Subtle floral note (rose?) and vanilla, a touch of calvados (I said "apple" in the tags). When tasting, there is a small green peppercorn note that comes in mouth and saturate a bit everything, but it disappears soon. Honey, Apple again? The finnish is green peppercorn and then the sweetness comes with a hint of honey. I like it. It's an easy whiskey, easy to drink, easy to taste. It has the softness of a kiss of Ireland.