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Whiskey Write Up | Ha'penny Four Cask⠀

Next up for a 'Whiskey Write Up' I've revisited a whiskey that I last sat down with over a year ago when Pearse Lyons Distillery welcomed us in for an unforgettable visit.

The Whiskey I'm talking about is Ha'penny Irish Whiskey Four Cask

This is a whiskey that goes a little under the radar sometimes, and it really shouldn't! It's a unique blend of four different cask types, and two styles of whiskey, aged 4-10yrs which are..⠀

• Port Pipe Finished Malt⠀ • First-fill Bourbon Barrel Malt⠀ • Sherry Butt Grain⠀ • Double-Charred Barrel Grain⠀

On the nose it has a lovely sweet tropical fruit aroma, with a slight cinnamon lingering. A little bit of peppery spice with hints of clove on the tongue with a rounded sweetness of butterscotch and honey. A little more citrus follows through with orange, and darker fruits showing from the Port Cask. A long lingering caramel, vanilla finish leaves a good lasting impression. ⠀ I last tried this with a range of other Pearse Lyons Whiskeys at the Distillery last year, so it was great to sit with this one and get to know it a little better by itself. Certainly one worth trying, or revisiting in my case, and at €45 a bottle from it's not going to break the bank.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Oak spice, Vanilla, Cinnamon

Palate: Pepper, Dried apricot, marzipan, Praline

Finish: Vanilla, Crème caramel, Orange citrus, Oak spice

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ABV 43% | 70cl

Fun Fact:

Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge, which this Whiskey was affectionately named after, is actually named Liffey Bridge. The name Ha'penny derived from the early 1900's when a toll of 1 Ha'penny was charged to cross the bridge the name stuck!

⠀⠀⠀ For more information on this whiskey, and more of the Pearse Lyon range, visit

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

Slán go fóill,



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