Tasting Notes

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Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Whiskey

Keepers Heart Irish + American Whiskey. Image courtesy O'Shaughnessy Distilling.

Country: USA/Ireland


Type: Blended World Whisky

Bottler: O'Shaughnessy Distilling

ABV: 43%

Score: 92 Points

This debut release from Minnesota’s O’Shaughnessy Distilling was created by former Midleton master distiller Brian Nation, and blends sourced Irish single pot still and grain whiskies with American rye whiskey. The nose has a honey sweetness with touches of baking spices, toasted oak, caramel, and a hint of dark fruits. The taste has a good balance of sweetness and spice, with touches of clove and allspice complemented by peaches, apricots, and a hint of lemon. Honey, butterscotch, and a hint of oak add complexity in the background. The finish is long, smooth, and fades away gently. Excellent! (August, 2021)