Country: Ireland
Region:
Type: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 56.2%
Score: 95 points

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Edition. Image courtesy Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.There are six different bottlings of the Bluebell Forest edition, with each one finished in Virgin Irish Oak barrels made from a single tree cut in the Bluebell Forest on the Castle Blunden Estate near Kilkenny. This one has fresh-cut oak sawdust on the nose, along with honey, caramel candy, soft spices, and a hint of butterscotch candies. The taste starts off dry and oaky, then comes alive with clove, black pepper, cardamom, and allspice while honey, vanilla, straw, and a hint of dark chocolate add complexity. The finish is long –  it sits on the tongue for a while and long enough to think about charging it rent!