Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Kinahan's Irish Whiskey Co.
Score: 92 points
While the source of this Irish single malt is not disclosed, there are only two distilleries in Ireland capable of supplying a 10-year-old single malt: Midleton and Cooley (Bushmills is located in Northern Ireland). The nose on this Bourbon-cask matured malt has notes of cherry pie, graham cracker pie crust, caramel, a touch of maltiness, baked oranges, and a hint of grapefruit in the background. The taste is thick and fruity with a good buildup of spicy dark pepper and allspice notes, balanced by orange pekoe tea, cherry cobbler, and touches of malt and nuts. A few drops of water opens up more fruity notes and boosts the spices as well. The finish is very long, spicy, with a nice tropical fruitiness in the background. (February, 2016)