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Whiskey Write Up | The Liberator Single Malt Tawny Port Finish

Up next for a 'Whiskey Write Up', I've gone for one of my favourites, The Liberator Single Malt Tawny Port Finish from Wayward Irish Spirits.

I'm a big fan of Port Finished whiskey, so when this inaugural release dropped I was excited to try it. It's an absolutely delightful, full bodied drop.. one of the best Port Cask finishes I've ever tried.

Roll on a few months, and I was lucky enough to win a bottle in an Instagram competition (always enter those competitions!!) instantly cracking it open. This one is a collector’s piece essentially, but I think whiskey was made to be enjoyed!⠀

This Single Malt is Ireland's first Vatted Malt, made up of 2 Single Malts from different distilleries. Initially matured in first fill American ex-Bourbon casks, then finished for nine months in fresh ex-Tawny Port casks. The components are 22% 2006 Cooley Single Malt and 78% 2015 Great Northern Distillery Single Malt. The younger Whiskey was finished in really fresh Tawny Port casks for between 9 & 12 months. The Tawny Port finish makes it so intense, rich and very complex. With usual Port Finish notes of figs, and apple and pear on the nose. A rich cocoa taste with a little clove following into a beautifully warm long finish.⠀

Fantastic Whiskey, decent price point too (around €65)! Definitely one to try.⠀

ABV 46% | 70cl⠀⠀⠀

Tasting Notes:

Nose: The Tawny Port finish contributes intensity, richness and complexity with layers of fig, apple and pear on the nose.

Palate: Rich tastes of cocoa, clove and blackcurrant. Fruity with some mild pepper notes.

Finish: A very long warming finish.

For more information on this whiskey, visit WaywardIrishSpirits' website.

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Slán go fóill,



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