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Whiskey Write Up | Black Irish - Whiskey Spirit

Ok so this 'Whiskey Write Up' is something a little different, because it's technically not a whiskey, it certainly can't be called a whiskey because of the infusion, so this is a whiskey spirit, one I'm happy to make an exception for..⠀

Black Irish Whiskey Spirit and Stout is Irish Whiskey infused with Dark Irish Stout, taking Irish Whiskey to the dark side.⠀

It's Irish whiskey at its darkest.. ⠀

Black Irish is made by mellowing Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey in deep-charred American oak barrels for a smooth creamy taste. Followed by blending it with strong Irish Stout and darkened with infusions of rich chocolate malt and roasted barley to create a bold dark spirit.⠀

This is a very unique dram, as soon as I opened it I was met with a bitter chocolate aroma, instantly inviting me to pour this into a glass to see what’s creating the wonderful smell. With the dark glass bottle I'm not directly what I was expecting, but to see the liquid pour dark into the glass I was even more intrigued. Now, I have to admit I'm not really a fan of Stout, I certainly wouldn't order a pint of it. However, as I tasted this I knew what that big pint had been missing all along, whiskey!⠀

This pairing is a cracking little blend, with the smoothness of the whiskey coming through, and a bitter chocolate and hint of expresso/coffee. Some orange zest and cinnamon spice follows through in this delightful drop.⠀

Very good price point of around €40 a bottle. 100% recommend this one for trying. I prefer it neat, but it works over ice. Also, it has been mentioned to try it with some Tabasco Sauce!

Also, it's also perfect for a Hot Irish Coffee.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Dark Chocolate, Malt, Roasted Barley

Palate: Bitter Chocolate, Expresso Coffee, Orange Zest, Oak Tannins

Finish: Cinnamon spice, vanilla, Bitter Chocolate weakening

ABV 40% | 70cl ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

For more information on Black Irish Spirit, visit

You can find this whiskey, and all your whiskey needs, at our good friends James J Foxes via

Slán go fóill,



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