• Danny Joyce | Editor

Whiskey Write Up | The Liberator Single Malt Tawny Port Finish

For this weeks '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.

 

Slán go fóill,

Danny