Country: Ireland
Region:
Type: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 56.2%
Score: 96 points

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Edition. Image courtesy Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.As with all six of the Bluebell Forest bottlings, this whiskey was finished in Virgin Irish Oak barrels made from wood cut from a single tree in the Bluebell Forest at Castle Blunden Estate near Kilkenny. The nose is complex, slightly dry, and full of dark fruits, soft oak, honey, brown sugar, straw, and caramel candy. The taste is dark and spicy with notes of plums and raisins at first, followed by a crescendo of pot still spices and background notes of honey, vanilla, red grapes, and apples. The finish is very, very long with mouth-tingling spices that stick to the tongue. Wow! (March, 2018)