This weeks Whiskey on Wednesday is brand new on the market, and has already left it's mark, The Dubliner Whiskey - Smoked Stout Beer Cask Edition ⠀⠀
Launched this week, this is the second in the limited edition Beer Cask Series from The Dubliner. This one is 3yo Dubliner Irish Whiskey finished in Rascals Brewing Company Smoked Stout casks.⠀
Naturally, for research purposes.. ahem, I had a sip of the original Dubliner Bourbon Cask to compare notes and try them side by side.
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, which has been given an awesome makeover recently (pictured left), is a blend of Single Malt & Grains matured in Bourbon casks. It has always been a no fuss, very easy drinking whiskey. A very smooth, creamy whiskey that follows through with plenty of spice.⠀
This Beer Cask Edition, is a beautiful addition to their range, and the transition with the The Rascals Smoked Stout casks leaves this limited-edition making me want more every time.⠀
On the nose there's an apparent malted sweetness that immediately grabs your attention. The Smoked Stout cask finish brings so much creaminess to an already smooth blend. The spiciness of the original subsides to a more cinnamon spice feel, with a honey/chocolate creamy mouthfeel. A long slightly bitter finish with a very subtle smokiness. Simply put, a fantastic dram for such a young whiskey.⠀
A brilliant price point of just €35, via theDLD.com. However, this really is limited, only 1,926 bottles were made so if you want to try it, act fast! I thoroughly recommend that you do.
Nose: Big and malty with freshly baked oat cookies, soft smoke and chocolate.
Palate: Toast and honey, apricot jam and then cinnamon stick spices.
Finish: Long bitter maltiness from the stout finish, followed by oak tannins and liquorice allsorts.
ABV 40% | 70cl
For more information on this, and The Dubliner Whiskey's portfolio, visit thedld.com
Slán go fóill,