The Schtick: “From the recently revived Dunville’s Very Rare range of Irish whiskey, presented by the Echlinville distillery in Northern Ireland, comes a 10 year old single malt Irish whiskey which has been finished in Pedro Ximénez casks. A very intriguing release, with plenty of orchard fruit, custard and old fashioned sweetie notes. It was recently crowned Best Irish Single Malt Under 12 Years at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards.” – Master of Malt
Distiller: Undisclosed Irish Distiller
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Honey, clove, plum and raising bread. Vanilla and lots of sweetness. No real heat here.
Taste: Thin, hot and mildly ashy. Some astringency. Plastic, toffee, vanilla and light fruitiness.
Finish: Short, hot. Ashy, honey and pepper.
Overall: This isn’t peated, really, but it almost tastes that way with how much plastic astringency comes through. The nose was really nice, though. Seems to be a trend developing. I’ve seen it with Sexton, and now this.
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