For this week's 'Whiskey Write Up' I've gone for a Whiskey that I feel will suit any palate, one that Whiskey Novices will find non too overbearing to introduce them to Irish Whiskey, yet one that Seasoned Whiskey Drinkers will find plenty of joy out of.
I'm talking about Grace O’Malley Blended Irish Whiskey, their flagship bottle. Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskey is a special blend, combining multiple batches of whiskey of varying age statements from 3 to 10 years old. Each batch of whiskey is matured in a range of barrel types, including French oak.
Casks are hand selected according to each whiskey’s characteristics, including grain whiskey aged in ex-bourbon casks and malt whiskey aged in ex-rum barrels. The resulting blend delivers a whiskey perfectly balanced between flavour, age character, complexity and smoothness.
On the nose this is a lovely and soft orange tone with sweet honey. It's a very mellow sip, that warms in the mouth to follow through with some long lingering sweet spice and toasty notes to finish.
As I said, I feel it's an easy tiple, one that's mellow enough to start your whiskey adventure, with enough balance and characteristic to keep any whiskey drinker happy. Well valued between €35-40 (€37 on IrishMalts.com) Definitely worth checking out for that price👌
Nose: Caramel, bourbon vanilla, malty notes, dry almond, orange peel, honey.
Palate: Smooth front palate with round tannin, well balanced with fruit overtones.
Finish: Oriental pastry, sweet spice and toasted notes.
ABV 40% | 70cl⠀⠀⠀⠀
For more information on this, and Grace O’Malley's portfolio, visit GraceOMalleyWhiskey.com
Slán go fóill,